Why is the word fridge spelled with a d... but the word refrigerator doesn't?

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Why is the word fridge spelled with a d.... but the word refrigerator isn't?

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    Because the English language is fun.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    The "d" is necessary to clarify pronunciation: the "d" tells you that the vowel "i" should have a short-i sound. Without a "d," the "i" would have a long-i sound.

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  • 1 year ago

    i'm not an english expert

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  • 1 year ago

    Because if you say reffer it comes out reefer, two different things.

    Years ago they were called 'coolers' and used ice as the coolant.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    But it is.

    ReDfrigerator

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