Re:       fireplug

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Wed Feb 4 22:15:34 UTC 2004

My memory is that we used them interchangeably in Iowa in the 1940s and 
1950s. I've never thought about why there are two words in my head for the same 
thing, though introspection tells me that FIRE HYDRANT is the technically correct 
term and FIREPLUG is a more informal term. But, again, I have no idea why!

In a message dated 2/4/04 4:30:09 PM, lvonschn at WISC.EDU writes:

> Anyone know if fireplug (=fire hydrant) is regional?  If so, where?  A
> woman originally from Ohio says she uses it (and people laugh at her).  We
> didn't ask about this when interviewing for DARE.
> Thanks.
> Luanne

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