frying pans

Kathryn Remlinger remlingk at GVSU.EDU
Thu Feb 12 18:11:23 UTC 2004

I might be the least credible here, but in my central Ohio dialect I say
"skillet," no matter the metal. I use a couple descriptors like "iron
skillet" if it's made of iron, "non-stick skillet," for the teflon
types, and "electric skillet". I picked up the use of "fry pan," not
"frying pan,"  in eastern KY, but I usually don't use those terms.


Kathryn Remlinger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English: Linguistics
Department of English
Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Drive
Allendale, MI 49401 USA
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