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SimonMac
4th November 2015, 09:27
Why is there a D in Fridge, but not in Refrigerator?

GlenW
4th November 2015, 09:31
Why is there a D in Fridge, but not in Refrigerator?
No idea, probably the same reason you maintain something by doing manitenance.

Forgotmylogin
4th November 2015, 09:35
Wordwizard • View topic - Refrigerator or Refridgerator (http://www.wordwizard.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2664)

Why are there two "o"s in Google, if no-one can type it in to their browser...

WTFH
4th November 2015, 09:42
Isn't Fridge a bit like Hoover - a brand name that has become synonymous with the product?

VectraMan
4th November 2015, 10:09
How would you pronounce "Frige"? You'd probably try to say it like "Freeg".

It's probably a case of people writing it down based on how it sounds and that spelling becoming the norm.

NibblyPig
4th November 2015, 10:46
No idea, probably the same reason you maintain something by doing manitenance.

manitenance??? :spel

triggered

vetran
4th November 2015, 10:46
How would you pronounce "Frige"? You'd probably try to say it like "Freeg".

It's probably a case of people writing it down based on how it sounds and that spelling becoming the norm.

Smeeg, smeeeg smeeghead?

GlenW
4th November 2015, 11:01
manitenance??? :spel

triggered
Bugger, bollocks and damn!

:emb

barrydidit
4th November 2015, 11:33
Aint no D (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=d) in my fridge bro.

NickFitz
4th November 2015, 11:52
Isn't Fridge a bit like Hoover - a brand name that has become synonymous with the product?

Nope, "fridge" was never a brand name. There was a brand called "Frigidaire", and "fridge" is believed to be an abbreviation thereof, but it's no more a brand name than "hoo" would be.

An alternative spelling I've seen in books published around the 1920s and 1930s is "frig", but that seems to have been quite short-lived, for obvious reasons ;)