[LMB] Construction

Dan Tilque dtilque at nwlink.com
Tue, 25 Nov 2003 14:05:15 -0800


Rowena wrote:

> Op 25 Nov 2003 om 14:34, was Victoria L'Ecuyer zo lief om te
> schrijven:
>
>> Me:
>> I'm 33 and while Home Ec was not required, and girls were
> allowed in
>> shop, most of the girls took 4 years of Home Ec and boys took
> either
>> shop or woodworking.
>
> what is 'shop'?

Shorthand for metalworking shop class. There are two common shop
(applied arts) classes taught in American high schools:
woodworking and metalworking. Apparently metalworking shop is
more common so that becomes the default when the modifier is left
off.

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Dan Tilque