slightly OT: anyone say "sink" for "counter"?
During marathon cookie baking this week I finally got to talk to my mom about some family vernacular...
I grew up referring to the counter as the "sink."
So, we would say: "please set this glass on the sink."
This, of course, caused confusion when I talked to other people and when I got married. I still say it sometimes but I mostly say counter.
Has anyone else heard of this? My mom grew up in a typical 40s fitted kitchen. She hypothesized that it have started when sinks where free-standing and had a lot of included horizontal surface. She said that when she says "sink" she does typically think of counter adjacent to the sink. BUT in almost every kitchen she has ever lived in there wasn't much counter not adjacent to the sink...(really small kitchens)
I wish I could ask my grandmother. She was so precise about language and shared our fascination with why we say what we do...but she isn't here to ask. She presumable taught my mom to say "sink" for "counter." She did not grow up in a normal home but in an institutional setting (convents) so maybe that plays in?
So, anyway...does anyone else say "sink" to mean the counter??