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Where do you keep your cold food?
PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 1:34 pm Reply with quote
trainwreck
 
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My old man keeps it in the icebox, I keep it in the refrigerator.

Where do you keep yours?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 2:48 am Reply with quote
Tonamel
 
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I keep mine in the fridge.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2006 12:40 am Reply with quote
Megamatt
 
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I've always said fridge also, but I really like when Chuck Berry refers to it as "the coolerator," in probably his most popular song. I always wonder if that was a common phrase then.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:28 am Reply with quote
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At home we put it in the fridge.

If we need to take cold food out with us we use a chilly bin, whereas my 'cousins' across the ditch in Australia will put it in an 'Esky'

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:41 pm Reply with quote
trainwreck
 
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That brings us to the Cooler v. Ice Chest (in the US) argument as well. I had never heard of them being called a Chilly Bin. I like it.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 12:50 am Reply with quote
LightYear
 
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Yes, us Aussies would take our cold food with us in the Esky. However, this is simply a case of adopting a popular brand as the generic name (we do the same with Kleenex for a tissue, or Hill's Hoist for a clothesline, for example). Esky's are made by Nylex and are named for the Eskimos. The Esky label is significantly more predominant than both the Kleenex and the Hill's hoist however.

At home, the cold food goes in the fridge (we are not prone to wasting precious energy on superfluous syllables) and the really cold stuff in the freezer.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2006 1:00 pm Reply with quote
tristanjay7
 
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I keep it in the fridge.

I really like the title of this thread: "Where do you keep your cold food?" because I keep reading it as "Where do you keep your FOOD COLD?", and this demonstrates a lexical subtlety of "keep". Both questions ask for the same thing (where the predicate happens), but there are two different predicates: 'keep' as in 'to contain' (transitive) vs 'to keep [something] [something]' (ditransitive insofar as it requires a noun and an adjective/preposition as in 'keep it up', 'keep you safe', etc). ANYWAY I thought that was a neat alternation.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:19 pm Reply with quote
Marshwiggle
 
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You almost never hear anybody in GB calling it anything but a fridge - they're even called that in the white goods shops (is this a current phrase for large electrical goods elsewhere). for picnics we'd use a cool box or a cool bag (or even cool rucksacks now - must be the British obsession with family walks to justify the calories in a picnic!
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