Joan Aiken

Ven vendersleighc at
Sat Dec 13 20:17:24 EST 2003

Minnow footnoted

<[1] Why on earth is a launderette called a 
launderette?  I can understand a
laundromat, horrid word that it is, but *why* 
stick an "ette" onto launder
for a place you go to wash your clothes if you 
don't have your own
washing-machine?  Truly the ways of the 
advertiser sometimes baffle me.
ette.  A little laundry?>

So you'd rather they stuck with Washeteria?!!


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