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Old 06-21-2016, 02:22 PM   #21
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Is it just me or as a Canadian do I remember another meaning for the word reefer. :-)

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ps think the late 60s early 70s
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Old 06-21-2016, 05:55 PM   #22
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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?
"Frig" with a soft "g" is the same as "fridge" when said by most people.

Otherwise, it's a frigging fridge!
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Old 06-21-2016, 06:05 PM   #23
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"Frig" with a soft "g" is the same as "fridge" when said by most people.

Otherwise, it's a frigging fridge!
So it is usually said the same, but just spelled wrong (different). I guess that makes a bit more sense. Once I saw it written, I read it as spelled.

I guess a bridge and a brig would be the same thing then as well, eh?
Fudge is then fug
Budge can be bug
Bilge is just big
I'm havin' fun here.
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Old 06-21-2016, 06:31 PM   #24
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So it is usually said the same, but just spelled wrong (different). I guess that makes a bit more sense. Once I saw it written, I read it as spelled.

I guess a bridge and a brig would be the same thing then as well, eh?
Fudge is then fug
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Old 06-21-2016, 08:28 PM   #25
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"Frig" with a soft "g" is the same as "fridge" when said by most people.

Otherwise, it's a frigging fridge!
Using the standard rules of grammar/pronunciation, whether a "G" is hard or soft is determined by what follows it, UNLESS the word begins with a "g." If it is followed by an "i" or an "e" it is generally soft (there are exceptions). If followed by an "a, o, or u" it is generally hard. However, any word ending with a "g" the pronunciation is always hard. Hence, "frig" would always be pronounced with a hard g, as Jim indicated in his original post. Therefore, frig and frige would be pronounced differently, however, the correct spelling of the shortened name of the appliance in question actually includes a "d" (fridge).
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Using the standard rules of grammar/pronunciation, whether a "G" is hard or soft is determined by what follows it, UNLESS the word begins with a "g." If it is followed by an "i" or an "e" it is generally soft (there are exceptions). If followed by an "a, o, or u" it is generally hard. However, any word ending with a "g" the pronunciation is always hard. Hence, "frig" would always be pronounced with a hard g, as Jim indicated in his original post. Therefore, frig and frige would be pronounced differently, however, the correct spelling of the shortened name of the appliance in question actually includes a "d" (fridge).
My frig is working fine how's yours ? There are more important things I worry and spend my time on . Pat
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Good frig here, Pat.
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My frig is working fine how's yours ? There are more important things I worry and spend my time on . Pat
Another thing to spend time on is having fun. I like to do that too. In case you missed it, that is the basis of this thread, posted in the Campfire Forum.

Just as any proper discussion on the veritable yumminess of poutine is a valid thing to discuss in the name of having fun.
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Old 06-21-2016, 09:05 PM   #29
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... the correct spelling of the shortened name of the appliance in question actually includes a "d" (fridge).
This is true, but bizarre, given that "refrigerator" does not include a "d" at all.

The overriding rule of spelling in English is that there are no consistent rules for spelling in English.
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This is true, but bizarre, given that "refrigerator" does not include a "d" at all.

The overriding rule of spelling in English is that there are no consistent rules for spelling in English.
Agreed, Brian. And it is continually prostituted. For example, site has become an accepted spelling for sight, only one example of many.
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