wash cloth to worsh rag
sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Sat Nov 30 03:51:11 UTC 2002
>My mother has always referred to a small towel or face cloth as a wash
>cloth. However, all of my family raised in Eastern Ky refers to it as a
>"worsh cloth". Does anyone know where this term originated or how "wash"
>was changed to "worsh" in that part of the country?
I grew up saying "warsh rag" in E Nebraska, but I'm not sure that others
around there did. I do think both my parents (one b. N Ohio, the other St
Louis) did. At some point I noticed that other people said "wash cloth" or
I'm pretty sure "warsh" or "worsh" & "Warshington" were the common
pronunciations among the kids I knew.
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