beyond the pail

Peter Richardson prichard at LINFIELD.EDU
Fri Mar 7 22:26:47 UTC 2003

> In my family's (northeastern MA) parlance, the words are more or
> less synonymous, though not interchangeable in certain
> collocations (for example, "lunch pail" and "trash bucket").

...and the Honey Bucket (fiberglass privy) that's set up on construction
sites is never referred to as the Honey Pail, either. ("Satisfaction
guaranteed or double your honey back.")


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