Nat S Ford (natf) wrote,
Nat S Ford
natf

Would the real crockpot please stand up?

I am always interested in the differences between the various versions of the English language. One set of items that seem to have overlapping names in the dialects are cooking containers. I thought that I would put together a poll.

Look at the following images, if you will:

a) b)
c) d)


Now for the poll:

Poll #1106422 What would you call these items?

What would you call item a?

A crockpot.
0(0.0%)
A slow cooker.
1(3.6%)
A casserole dish.
21(75.0%)
A baking dish.
3(10.7%)
A serving dish.
0(0.0%)
Something else entirely (please comment).
3(10.7%)

What would you call item b?

A crockpot.
0(0.0%)
A slow cooker.
0(0.0%)
A casserole dish.
6(21.4%)
A baking dish.
19(67.9%)
A serving dish.
3(10.7%)
Something else entirely (please comment).
0(0.0%)

What would you call item c?

A crockpot.
6(22.2%)
A slow cooker.
1(3.7%)
A casserole dish.
6(22.2%)
A baking dish.
1(3.7%)
A serving dish.
7(25.9%)
Something else entirely (please comment).
6(22.2%)

What would you call item d?

A crockpot.
19(67.9%)
A slow cooker.
9(32.1%)
A casserole dish.
0(0.0%)
A baking dish.
0(0.0%)
A serving dish.
0(0.0%)
Something else entirely (please comment).
0(0.0%)

Which version of English would you consider to be your native version?

British.
7(25.0%)
American.
19(67.9%)
Australian.
0(0.0%)
New Zealand.
0(0.0%)
Other (please comment).
2(7.1%)


I am sorry if I have missed off your version of English - that is all I could think of at 04:30 am!
Tags: english, language, poll
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