Date: Sat, 30 Sep 1995 08:41:28 -0400 From: "M. Lynne Murphy" <104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA> Subject: Re: Stove/Range > For me, 'stove' and 'range' refer to different kinds of appliances. A stove > has an oven underneath it, whereas a range doesn't, the oven being mounted on > a wall. I suspect that interior decorator-speak for what I call a range is > 'cook top' or some such (I'm drawing a blank right now). > > Alice Faber i was about to write the same thing... i'm from upstate new york, but i think someone else from my region has indicated that they found it to be a registral difference instead. for me, a stove is a range (since it has a cooktop), but a range isn't necessarily a stove. lynne --------------------------------------------------------------------- M. Lynne Murphy 104lyn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Department of Linguistics phone: 27(11)716-2340 University of the Witwatersrand fax: 27(11)716-4199 Johannesburg 2050 SOUTH AFRICA