need DARE pairs
stevek at SHORE.NET
Fri Jun 23 16:42:42 UTC 2000
On Fri, 23 Jun 2000, Johanna N Franklin wrote:
> I always thought that although these referred to the same basic kind
> of thing, that frosting was the thick kind, like you would put on a
> carrot cake, and icing was more of a glaze, like you would put on an
> angel food cake. Does anyone else make this differentiation?
Nope -- I grew up exclusively with frosting. Icing probably entered by
idiolect first through the idiom "icing on the cake" and then later
through contact with speakers from other parts of the country.
--- Steve K.
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