G1 A general word meaning cups, saucers, and plates: “When she has company, she always uses her good ________.” [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

G2 What names are used around here for a glass that you drink water from?

G3 A container for salt that’s put on the table—if it’s open (without a cover):

G4 A container for salt that has a cover with holes in it:

G5 A large, flat dish for serving the meat at table: [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

G6 Other dishes that you might have on the table for a big dinner or special occasion—for example, Thanksgiving: (Open question)

G7 If you have cut flowers in the house, you put them in a ________. [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

G8 A bunch of cut flowers: “The bride carried a pretty ________.”

G9 When you have to get the table ready for a meal, you say “It’s time to ________.”

G10 When the meal is all over, what do you have to do to the table?

G11 Other names or nicknames for a toothpick:

G12 After the meal, you have to go to the kitchen and ________ the dishes. [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

G13 The cloth that you use to wash the dishes with: [Asked in early Questionnaires only]

G14 The rough metal pad that’s used to scour pots and pans:

G15 When you pour hot water on the dishes to get the soap off, you ________ them.

G16 What do you dry the dishes with? (Differences—size? material?)

G17 Other kinds of towels that people use around here: (Open question)

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