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See You in the Wet Wash!

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One caller says his grandma’s favorite parting phrase was “See you in the wet wash!” A wet wash was an old-fashioned facility for washing — though not drying — laundry. But it’s anyone’s guess as to why someone would allude to soaked laundry when taking their leave. This is part of a complete episode.

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  • My grandmother used to say “See you in the wash” when I was leaving her house as well. This just came up in discussion and this was the only site I found that mentioned it. Her mom was Irish, first generation immigrant, who came to the US, and I had always assumed it was something associated with Ireland but not sure. My grandmother used to live in Eastern PA. I’d really love to know what this means, but my grandmother passed away a decade ago. -Pat Freeman

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