Mister Monday

Nat Case ncase at hedbergmaps.com
Tue Sep 16 11:12:07 EDT 2003


I have the feeling I've seen it used at mock-British prep schools.

Oh, and the take-out stands by Lake Calhoun and Lake Harriet here in 
Minneapolis are called refectories. Don't know the history on that ...

Nat


>On Tue, 16 Sep 2003 minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:
>
>|deborah wrote:
>|
>|>|  American schools do nearly always have full kitchens.
>|>
>|>Though they aren't often called "refectory" in the US.
>|
>|Is this another divided by a single language moment?  To me (and my British
>|dictionaries) the refectory is the dining-hall, where you eat, and the
>|kitchen is where you cook.
>
>No, I think I didn't know excatly what it meant, and it may have been
>sloppy reading on my part.  But I've never heard the term used in the
>US, except maybe referring to monasteries or Catholic schools.  I know
>the term from non-US books, and clearly I didn't know it correctly.
>Other Americans, correct me if I'm wrong about its non-use?
>
>-deborah
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