frypan/frying pan

Sam Clements SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Wed Feb 11 05:27:36 UTC 2004

according to OED, notes that the electric implement's launch prompted the
use of "frypan".

 Is there a bifurcation like this in AmE? What is the status of "frying pan"

I'm 59 and remember when "electric frypan" was a phrase in the 1960's  I
haven't heard it since.  And I'd bet that most Americans would say the same.
And, you needed that "electric" before the word "frypan."

"Frying pan" is the only thing you hear in the last 25+ years.  IMHO.


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