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    Default Re: tap, faucet, spigot

    Well, I mostly say faucet, and I think that is mostly true for the people that live in my area of Nashville, Tennessee which is urbanized. Now there are more country/rural parts of the state that will say different things, but in general I think "faucet" is a good general rule of thumb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maestra50 View Post
    In Wisconsin we use faucet for that metal thing above the sink which provides water. Tap is often used for water. Although you get beer on tap, which refers to the tapper that is pounded into a keg. Wisconsin English can be odd, some people here still say "bubbler" for the water fountain from which one drinks directly. Bubbler refers to the antiquated form of drinking fountains which were unsanitary and no longer used. Spigot is usually outside and may even be on an old fashion water pump or fire hydrant.
    I have never been to Wisconsin. So that explains why I have never heard about a bubbler :-)

    I had heard about the Time Machine though...

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    Default Re: tap, faucet, spigot

    In Hawaii we refer to it as "faucet" as well. We identified the water coming from it as "tap" water. Interesting how the same item is called by a different name in other locations!

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