summer project-DARE pairs
avine at ENG.SUN.COM
Fri Jun 23 22:22:16 UTC 2000
Natalie Maynor wrote:
> > 22. andiron/firedog
> I was surprised in a class last semester when I mentioned something
> about andirons and firedogs and *nobody* in the class had ever heard
> either term.
> --Natalie Maynor (maynor at ra.msstate.edu)
I was looking for andirons for my condo fireplace about 14 years ago in
Connecticut. As the fireplace was shallow, I was very concerned with the length
of the andirons. Someone advertised some used andirons in the company paper, so
I called her up and asked her how long they were. She couldn't understand why
that made a difference so I told her how shallow my fireplace was. Turned out
she had fireplace tools, and had no idea what an andiron was.
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