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----- Original Message -----
From: "John Cowan" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Saturday, October 04, 2003 10:14 PM
Subject: USAGE: Washing machines (was: [T] -> [f])


> 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".
>

In rightpondia, those are Tumbledryers.