frypan/frying pan

Kim & Rima McKinzey rkmck at EARTHLINK.NET
Fri Feb 13 09:27:59 UTC 2004

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>Subject:      frypan/frying pan
>Am I the only person who says "cast-iron pan"?

No, you're not alone.  I would say cast iron pan and frying pan.
Grew up in NYC, and though skillet doesn't sound totally alien, I
don't think I ever use it unless it's descriptive of something else,
e.g. from menus or ads (skillet licking good?).


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