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USAGE: Washing machines (was: [T] -> [f])

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Saturday, October 4, 2003, 21:14
James Campbell scripsit:

> Up/over here (i.e. in England) that would be the utility room (which sounds > like it should be where you keep the gas, water and electricity), unless > your house is too small to have a whole room dedicated to dirty water, cat > litter and coal, in which case the washing machine is in the kitchen (like > mine).
In my case, the washing machine is a few blocks away in the laundromat, and must be fed with quarters (seven to twelve, depending on size). The signs in the laundromat speak of "washers", but ordinary human beings refer to "washing machines", though both we and the signs agree on "dryers" and not "*drying machines". -- John Cowan "The competent programmer is fully aware of the strictly limited size of his own skull; therefore he approaches the programming task in full humility, and among other things he avoids clever tricks like the plague." --Edsger Dijkstra


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