ice box, fridge, refrigerator, blinky

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Apr 28 19:15:04 UTC 2013

"Icebox" survives in "icebox cookies". There might be some similar
culinary terminology for other items, but I don't recall any. You still
hear it occasionally on some cooking shows (PBS from the 1990s or
thereabouts--I haven't seen the more recent ones, except for some
"reality shows" and those /don't/ use the term)


On 4/28/2013 8:11 AM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> As I once reported here, I *always* say "icebox," at least for the thing in
> the kitchen.
> JL

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