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Old 06-21-2016, 11:28 AM   #11
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It's certainly not regional Jim. It's a "fridge" here too. Type "frig" on any keyboard and it will redline it as an error.


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Old 06-21-2016, 11:36 AM   #12
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from: Fridge-Googling: Origin of the word "fridge"

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- the word refrigerator is formed from the Latin roots re- and frigus, and would mean 'to cool again'.
- it is not clear who first used the term to refrigerate but the idea of removing heat from an area to keep things cool is hardly new, and was done by prehistoric peoples using ice.
- the modern technique of refrigeration, i.e. circulating some kind of liquid around which removes heat energy from the space desired, e.g. the inside of your fridge is based on experiments done as early as 1748 by William Cullen. But they couldn't think of anything to use it for at the time!
- others to work on refrigeration included celebrated scientist Michael Faraday, but the first to patent an actual device was one Jacob Perkins in 1834, although it apparently flopped commercially! Well, why would you want to cool things down, for goodness' sakes!?

And what is the origin of the word fridge..? Erm, I would have thought it was blindingly obvious but since you ask, the word fridge is a product of normal linguistic processes whereby a word that we use every single day multiple times gets contracted down and because we can't be bothered to say refrigerator every time, we say fridge. And there you have it, the origins of the word fridge! (just don't quote this in any scientific journals!)
And there you have it!
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Old 06-21-2016, 11:51 AM   #13
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And there you have it!
Other than better explaining it, that is pretty much what I thought.

Still, where did the term 'frig' come from?

Maybe...
Why the frig is my fridge not cooling properly?
Maybe Dave has an amusing story on this?

Okay, I really have to focus on doing up this customer budget I am working on. Can you tell it is the boring part of my job?
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Old 06-21-2016, 12:32 PM   #14
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"frig1
friɡ/
vulgar slang
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verb: frig; 3rd person present: frigs; past tense: frigged; past participle: frigged; gerund or present participle: frigging
expressing extreme anger, annoyance, or contempt.
Origin
late Middle English: of unknown origin. The original sense was ‘move restlessly, wriggle,’ later ‘rub, chafe,’ hence (late 17th century)."

I've omitted the more vulgar references, but it's a real word and won't error if you type it.
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Old 06-21-2016, 12:39 PM   #15
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Hi: Jim Bennett... No one's using the term Ice Box. We have one that states on the label "Cold dry air refrigerator". My mother asked why I bought it? She said they chopped theirs up when the electric ones came along. I told her that's why I bought it!!! Alf
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Got the same / same purpose.
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Old 06-21-2016, 01:27 PM   #17
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"frig1
friɡ/
vulgar slang
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verb: frig; 3rd person present: frigs; past tense: frigged; past participle: frigged; gerund or present participle: frigging
expressing extreme anger, annoyance, or contempt.
Origin
late Middle English: of unknown origin. The original sense was ‘move restlessly, wriggle,’ later ‘rub, chafe,’ hence (late 17th century)."

I've omitted the more vulgar references, but it's a real word and won't error if you type it.
I pretty much got the same thing, labelling it as vulgar slang. This is why I was so surprised at its usage. Though, on dictionary.com I did find it as in informal noun short for refridgerator, which comes up when you do a search fro 'frig'.
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Hi: Jim Bennett... No one's using the term Ice Box. We have one that states on the label "Cold dry air refrigerator". My mother asked why I bought it? She said they chopped theirs up when the electric ones came along. I told her that's why I bought it!!! Alf
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Got the same / same purpose.
Man, you two are dating yourselves.

Wait, I use an ice box to keep my beer cold in.
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Old 06-21-2016, 01:49 PM   #18
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I think these short acronyms are a result of smart phones and text messages where full sentences have been reduced to "ROFLMAO"
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"ROFLMAO"
Oo oo oo... I know that one.

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Got the same / same purpose.
Hi: gbaglo... Great minds drink alike!!! Alf
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