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Why is there a d in fridge but not in refrigerator?

Posted - April 24, 2023

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  • 13269
    So you would ask this very question.
      April 24, 2023 9:39 PM MDT
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  • 845
    I was going to write a synopsis of this article, but it just went on and on and I couldn't tell which were the important bits. So here's the info to read for yourself.

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/fridge-vs-frig-spelling-short-for-refrigerator#:~:text=The%20word%20we%20pronounce%20%5CFRIJ,early%20uses%20were%20spelled%20frig.
      May 8, 2023 8:43 PM MDT
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  • 16392
    Frig that ...
      May 9, 2023 6:32 PM MDT
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  • 3694
    I think there used to be, but it sort became left behind over time. Poor little letter 'd'.
      June 27, 2023 4:54 PM MDT
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