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    Why is there a D in Fridge, but not in Refrigerator?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    Why is there a D in Fridge, but not in Refrigerator?
    No idea, probably the same reason you maintain something by doing manitenance.
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    Isn't Fridge a bit like Hoover - a brand name that has become synonymous with the product?
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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlenW View Post
    No idea, probably the same reason you maintain something by doing manitenance.
    manitenance???

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    Quote Originally Posted by VectraMan View Post
    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NibblyPig View Post
    manitenance???

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    Bugger, bollocks and damn!

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    Aint no D in my fridge bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    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

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