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 (whichsounds
> > 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".
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.")