I stared at the controls. My choices were "tumble dry," "casuals," and "cottons." I stared at the load of wet laundry. Jeans, so that's cottons, right? But the next handful of clothes were polyester shirts and women's underwear. No cotton there, so maybe casuals? Can underwear be casual? Okay, surely tumble dry means something. I had the vision of one piece of clothing tumbling over another as the thing inside the machine rotates. Wait - isn't that thing called a tumbler? So all the settings are really tumble dry, aren't they?
I gave up. "Honey, it's a nice day outside. Why don't you hang the clothes on the line outside to dry?"