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

From:Phillip Driscoll <phild@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 15, 2003, 1:24
John Cowan wrote:
> James Campbell scripsit: > > > Up/over here (i.e. in England) that would be the utility room (which
> > 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,
> > litter and coal, in which case the washing machine is in the kitchen
> > 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".
True enough, but when speaking about both machines together, don't we normally say "washer and dryer"? ("I have to stay home Friday. I just bought a new washer and dryer, and they're being delivered then.") --Ph. D.