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#1656 - 05/12/00 02:45 PM Re: Wares
jmh Offline

Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
You are all so shallow!

I'm off to iron my Cruisewear!

#1657 - 05/13/00 07:33 AM Re: Redundancies/Oxymorons
paulb Offline

Registered: 03/17/00
Posts: 460
Loc: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Here in Aussie/Oz (whatever) we tend to call them 'whitegoods' rather than whiteware.

#1658 - 05/13/00 01:07 PM Re: Wares
Jackie Online   content

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Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11613
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
You get to iron Tom Cruise's clothes??? (He's from here,
incidentally.) What does his under'wear' look like? I
take it back about not wanting to know what anyone
has in their drawers! Yee-ee-haw! (Oh, now I'm taking a
discussion downhill myself! Oh, the shame!)

#1659 - 05/14/00 06:39 AM Re: Redundancies
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Loc: Jakarta
lusy said <I fear that glass is in great danger of becoming synonymous with "transparent drink container" as in the phrase "plastic glasses", which I heard used just the other day.>

In Indonesian "gelas" already means just that. Glass the substance is "kaca".


#1660 - 05/14/00 09:23 AM Re: Redundancies
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#1661 - 05/14/00 02:10 PM Re: Redundancies
jmh Offline

Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
We also call spectacles glasses and these days they are often made of plastic, so that's another kind of plastic glasses.

I have no knowledge of Tom Cruise's underwear (Jackie, I'm shocked, I thought you were such a nice girl).

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