faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Wed Feb 11 14:16:25 UTC 2004
Sam Clements said:
>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.
I'm a bit younger than you are, and I don't recall the electric
version ever being called anything other than an "electric frying
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