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Re: [APD] Glass myths

S. Hieber wrote:
> So far, no one has been known to suffer permanent injury
> from these misappplied nouns. However, these habituated
> linguistic conventions do have a Vise-Grip-like hold on
> some folks, including those that call a refrigerator an ice
> box.

My grandmother always called the couches "Davenports." I have no idea 
where that came from. All I know is that it's a city in Iowa. How it 
came to be a synonym for sofa, or couch, I have no clue.

Jerry Baker
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