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Freddy Woo writes, "My wife thinks calling the front room a lounge is common. Worse, a friend of hers recently admonished her daughter for calling a toilet, a toilet. Lavatory darling. It's lavatory."

My own mother refused to let me use the word 'oblong' instead of 'rectangle'. Which is just odd, to be honest.

What stuff do you think is common?

(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:06)
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Many things strike me as common.
Mainly lack of manners- does it hurt to say "please" and "thank you"? Can you chew with your lips together so that I don't hear you smacking and slurping? Do you really need to fart loudly around me?

For that matter, do you need to always make so much noise with everything you do? I'm glad that you're having fun with your friends, but I'm sure they can hear you quite clearly from three feet away without having to scream. You really don't need to crank your car stereo to 13 just so I know that you're so cool that you listen to gangsta rap, even though you're a skinny white kid who's never been downtown. And girls, I really don't need to see your muffin top or your thong or your ass antlers. Seriously, the thong looks a lot like butcher's twine holding a pork roast together.

I sense a series of rants coming on...
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:21, 7 replies)
This bloke called Dexy
keeps on telling me that some bird called Eileen is common. Guess she must be a real slapper.

god that was bad, even for me!
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:21, 4 replies)
Ugg Boots
Even if they are the real deal, it just means you spent even more money on looking like every other girl at university. And they make most people walk like a retarded 3 year old.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:20, 8 replies)
No, but my girlfriend just did.

(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:19, Reply)
I don't know what it is, but I always feel a bit dirty when I come out of an ASDA.

But then again, I get the same feeling when I have a wank in the entrance hall of any of the supermarkets.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:19, 2 replies)
now we're talking.

It'll take a day or two while I assemble my full list, but before i forget...

bread bins.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:19, 2 replies)
My eldest daughter
...thinks I am common.

She's always correcting me when I say things like "Bu uer" (butter with the 't's dropped).

She says, "No daddy, it's buTTer!"

Also, apparently she thinks that paper plates are common. She went to a 'party' the other week where the food for the kids was served on paper plates, she came home and said, "I don't think they had much money daddy, they had PAPER plates"

Thinking about it, this might have been a candidate for the last QOTW.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:19, 3 replies)
I say Ladies and Gentlemen of the Realm and beyond
Der iz lotz ov tecst speek dees dayz int der?

Granted it is sometimes used to fit a long message into 160 character limit (for a standard text message, before any Scrotes start clapping on about multiple messaging), but to use it to say something short like:

I lyk dat lolz.

(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:17, 7 replies)
My grandmother - bless her mad-as-arses little self - used to tell off my mother for hanging the washing out. Apparently that's common, and should only be done once a week at most.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:16, 3 replies)
is far too bloody common. I can't get away from it.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:16, 6 replies)
And all others of their ilk!
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:16, Reply)
Fat birds...
...with belly shirts.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:15, Reply)
Large public areas of grassland.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:15, Reply)
Poor People
Disgustingly common I find.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:14, Reply)
First on the list
Regional accents
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:14, 25 replies)
Brown sauce on toast.

That is all.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:14, 3 replies)
He's not as good as Usher.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:13, 3 replies)
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:13, Reply)
I don't mind shopping in Aldi or even Poundstretcher when finances dictate but I refuse to set foot in Greggs. It just makes me feel dirty and poor(er).
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:13, 2 replies)
Grey Squirrels
They're pretty common around these parts.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:12, Reply)
My mother has odd views about things being common.
She has long held the view that eating in the streets is common, and seems to have extended that to consider that eating things with your hands is common too.

These days, so keen is she to avoid being seen conveying food to her mouth with her hands that she has now taken to eating sandwiches with a knife and fork.

I can't decide whether it's some sort of mental illness or if her teeth are starting to go.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:12, 6 replies)
The Unseemly Scramble
For first, that's common.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:12, 1 reply)
People that say "ta" rather than "Thank you".

Oafs to a man.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:11, 1 reply)
U's are so common dontcherknow?

Edit: Well, it would have been fourth if it posted when I wanted it to!
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:10, Reply)
The Wombles
of Wimbledon.
Because I always thought there was an comma before "common are we".
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:10, 19 replies)
I call
'lunch', dinner, and i call 'dinner' tea.

Thats just the way it is and if anyone says differently, then they are southern pooves!
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:10, 10 replies)
I think Kaol getting the front page 1st is common, but not today :O

EDIT: Name corrected, sorry Kaol :(
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:09, 1 reply)
Common - doing what Jester does.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:09, Reply)
Trying to be first answer for the qotw, obviously!

Oh, wait...
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:08, 3 replies)

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