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Offline Tom Bainbridge

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what the heck is a hutch?
« on: January 04, 2009, 02:06 PM »
ok guys

our mutually exclusive english language is confusing me

................. again

what the heck is a "hutch"





to me

the ONLY thing on the planet

that lives in a hutch................ is a rabbit

ie a rabbit hutch



whats going on????????????????????????? with the english language

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Offline Notorious T.O.D.

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Re: what the heck is a hutch?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2009, 02:50 PM »
Hutch = China Cabinet

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Offline fidelfs

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Re: what the heck is a hutch?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2009, 02:55 PM »
Hope this helps:
American Hutch


Sunday, June 18, 2006
Welsh dresser, hutch, counter and side



We bought this piece of furniture (from a charity shop) for our kitchen last week, and I am learning to call it a Welsh dresser. It is a low cabinet with an open case of shelves on top. It has a little surface in front of the shelves where one could, say, slice bread. I was stymied in trying to find an American equivalent for this--which may go to show that I am suffering attrition of my native dialect. I've been calling it a cabinet when describing it to Americans, but the more specific name for it is hutch (as I found after searching US furniture retailers' sites). This is a word I know, but perhaps I never got to know it well enough, as I'd never lived in a house with one before now. That's my excuse for forgetting it, at least. Better Half protests "Rabbits live in hutches!" Strictly speaking, according to the furniture sellers, it's the top part that's the hutch, but since I didn't know until recently that the top and bottom halves were separable, I've always assumed that the whole thing is a hutch. (Without the top hutch part, it would be a sideboard--as long as it's in the dining room or kitchen.)
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Offline Tom Bainbridge

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Re: what the heck is a hutch?
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2009, 07:18 AM »
all becomes clear thanks guys
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Offline alanz

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Re: what the heck is a hutch?
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2009, 08:26 AM »
The American Hutch is a piece of furniture placed atop a drawered unit in the dining room.

Although generally known for displaying dishes, it's actually used to conceal rabbits from general view.

That's one reason there are so few rabbits eaten in American homes... the cooks can't find them because they hide behind the dishes.
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Offline Tom Bainbridge

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Re: what the heck is a hutch?
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2009, 10:52 AM »
clear proof

"wabbits" are as cunning as the cartoons show  ::)  ;D
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Offline Tinker

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Re: what the heck is a hutch?
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2009, 08:59 AM »
Hope this helps:
American Hutch


Sunday, June 18, 2006
Welsh dresser, hutch, counter and side



We bought this piece of furniture (from a charity shop) for our kitchen last week, and I am learning to call it a Welsh dresser. It is a low cabinet with an open case of shelves on top. It has a little surface in front of the shelves where one could, say, slice bread. I was stymied in trying to find an American equivalent for this--which may go to show that I am suffering attrition of my native dialect. I've been calling it a cabinet when describing it to Americans, but the more specific name for it is hutch (as I found after searching US furniture retailers' sites). This is a word I know, but perhaps I never got to know it well enough, as I'd never lived in a house with one before now. That's my excuse for forgetting it, at least. Better Half protests "Rabbits live in hutches!" Strictly speaking, according to the furniture sellers, it's the top part that's the hutch, but since I didn't know until recently that the top and bottom halves were separable, I've always assumed that the whole thing is a hutch. (Without the top hutch part, it would be a sideboard--as long as it's in the dining room or kitchen.)


We have one of those that my father built around late 1920's.  He always called it a "Dutch Cupboard" 
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Offline Rey Johnson

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Re: what the heck is a hutch?
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2009, 05:43 PM »
One Hutch is Starsky's partner....as in...

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