Re: "write him" was Re: More questions
|From:||Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...>|
|Date:||Monday, December 1, 2003, 19:18|
Garth Wallace wrote:
> Stephen Mulraney wrote:
>> John Cowan wrote:
>>> I think the other posting about handles has merit as well: pots have
>>> two handles by default, whereas pans have one or none at all.
>> I think two-handledness provides a useful prototype for thinking of pots,
>> but I've certainly seen, and use, pots with one handle (of the kind found
>> on a pan - a long "stem"). These tend to be smaller pots, though, since
>> a single stem handle become increasingly unmanageable as the size of the
>> - and the weight of its contents when full - increases. I have a fairly
>> large, heavy pot that has one handle, and it's not something that could
>> be mistaken for a (say, frying) pan.
> Those are called saucepans.
They are called that by some(*), which is what this thread has been about.
(*) To be more precise: not by all.
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