Here too re: mayo vs. dressing.
Also interesting on couch vs. sofa. I had, for many years, one of the Victorian sofas that you are describing. Loved it. But, still called it a couch. Ignorance on the subject, I guess. My mom always had couches, as did one of my grandmothers. My other grandmother had an older, beautiful sofa, which we all called a couch. Regional? Hmmmm.
Yes, slacks as part of a suit!
Yes, they can be metal, or not. The difference in the 2 that you are describing is that one type is a 'wet measure' for wet ingredients, and the others are 'dry measures' for dry ingredients.
What do you call the flat, 4-burner stove tops that are inset into a counter, and are not connected to an oven?
When I was growing up, most people had stoves...one unit with the burners on top, and the oven beneath.
But, when we moved to the house, when I was young, we didn't have that, though we had before we moved. In the house we had a 4-burner stove top on the counter, and 2 ovens built into the wall, nearby.
When I got married, I had regular 1 unit stoves again, which I called the stove.
But, when I designed this house, I went back to the stovetops in the counter, and a pair of ovens in the wall. I'm used to them, it's a sleeker design which takes less space, if one fails they other doesn't, and it allows more people to be working in the kitchen at once without getting in one another's way.
I have the stovetops and ovens in storage, and look forward to getting the house finished enough to install them.
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