Exposure to language
flanigan at OHIO.EDU
Wed Dec 11 17:51:44 UTC 2002
I assume you meant "washcloths" for the plural? vs. wash[kloz]?
At 11:51 AM 12/11/2002 -0500, you wrote:
>I am from Ashland, Ky. I just wanted to share this little story that
>happened at my house a few months ago. My friend spent the night at my
>house and asked, "Can I have a warsh rag?" My sister, who is eleven said
>"Oh Tracy you don't have to use a rag. We have washclothes." She had no
>idea what my friend was talking about. I found it odd that she didn't
>understand that she meant washcloth because I have heard it said before by
>my grandma and other older people. My parents laughed about the whole
>story and were trying to explain to my sister that it is common for some
>people to say this.
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