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Just to clarify folks, they are not "hot water" heaters, they are "cold water" heaters, or just plain water heater.
 
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"Just to clarify folks, they are not "hot water" heaters, they are "cold water" heaters, or just plain water heater."

Good time to remind everyone of the importance of punctuation and spelling. I'm sorry in advance...
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I've always been amazed at how those "reporters" on TV can butcher the English language.
I used to think that journalists were supposed to be fluent in proper English, but apparently you just have to look good.
 
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"Word Crimes" by Weird Al says it all for me.

Word Crimes
 
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William LeMieux wrote:Just to clarify folks, they are not "hot water" heaters, they are "cold water" heaters, or just plain water heater.



What if your water's not plain?
 
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William LeMieux wrote:Just to clarify folks, they are not "hot water" heaters, they are "cold water" heaters, or just plain water heater.



Absolutely agree! I've been bugged by this for a long time! I don't know why Americans say "hot water heater" instead of just "water heater."

Our solar water heater takes cold water and makes it hot (duh!).
 
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