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On Sat, May 23, 2009 at 12:21 PM, Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 2009/5/23 Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]>:
>> And "water closet" is of course very much a Rightpondian term, not at
>> all current over here in the US, although the plumbing fixture to
>> which you attach a toilet is nevertheless called a "closet flange".
>
> Reminds me of how someone told me the other day that while
> Leftpondians have "faucets" in their kitchens and bathrooms, what
> comes out of them is "tap water".

Indeed.  And people would probably look at you strange if you called
it "faucet water"; the two terms are not connected etymologically in
our minds, any more than "fresh water" and "lake".

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Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]>