indigo at WELL.COM
Fri Feb 6 17:40:39 UTC 2004
This might be all in my own head, but fwiw: there are the vertical
things that stick up out of the sidewalk, & then there are the
smaller things (sort of two-headed things) that stick out of walls or
buildings. My earliest awareness was only of fire hydrants (the
larger, vertical sidewalk ones). When I heard fireplug I thought it
was those things in the walls. Really not sure why. Like I said, I
could have just made this up.
I wouldn't call the wall ones fire hydrants, but fireplug for the
tall street ones is acceptable. I don't know if I've ever said
fireplug myself, probably not.
Born, bred & buttered in the SF Bay Area,
indigo at well.com
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