Home Depot vocabulary lesson

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Tue Jul 17 03:57:18 UTC 2001

Bethany K. Dumas said:
>I learned two things at HD yesterday:
>2. The new term for an etagere = toilet-topper. I heard it from 2 HD
>salesmen, who hadn't the foggiest what an etagere was. ("Etagere" was
>still current at Target, however.)

Hmmm. The people I bought my house from definitely had an etagere in the
*kitchen* when I first looked at the house. No way this particular etagere
would have fit in the bathroom, let alone over the toilet, since it had a
lower shelf.
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