Ok, you may think i have nothing to do, but i do have something very important and very annoying to do so i'm coming up with every possible excuse!
i was pondering why we call a refrigerator a REfrigerator.
Yes, sometimes we take something that was cold and RE- frigerate it but often we take something that is not cold and put it in (bring home vegetables from the market for instance) and more often the things we put in are still cold (milk, meat, from the supermarket)
So wny isn;t it called simply a "frigerator"?
Please help me understand - my mind is lost in this difficult problem of etymology and i can't get my work done