mixer vs food mixer

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mixer vs food mixer

Post by simplythebest » Tue May 05, 2009 9:48 am

I wrote a crossword about household items, with illustrations of different items as clues;
was I wrong to give them 'mixer' and not 'food mixer'?
I see that the term is either 'food mixer', 'electric food mixer', or simply 'mixer'.
Doesn't the context make it clear that the item is used for food and, consequently, there is no need to add 'food' before 'mixer'?
I do hope I was right :~:

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Re: mixer vs food mixer

Post by Megara » Mon May 11, 2009 12:57 am

'Mixer' is technically correct, and doesn't need 'food' to precede it. You did fine. {-:

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