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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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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 say dear boy
It is Breakfast, Luncheon, Afternoon Tea (scOn-s, not s-cones), and Dinner.

Anything bar that is one of common ilk and their type.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:21, closed)
We are right, the rest of Britain is wrong! woo!

It's breakfast, dinner and tea. End of story!
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:23, closed)
fucking men!
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:25, closed)
When faced with this question, I always think of Withnail and I, the scene where Marwood is handed saveloy and chips while bathing, and questions eating lunch in the bath. Withnail (who is clearly the one of them that's from a well-to-do background) rages that 'it's dinner, (and Danny's here.')

So there.
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 21:29, closed)
I've lost track of the number of times
I've had this argument with a Northener. Anyways on one occasion I got so wound up about it I got out the Oxford English Dictionary and looked up 'dinner' Dinner is described as the "main meal of the day" so you could equally have lunch and dinner or dinner and tea.

Sorry I know, diplomacy and compromise are not welcome on the internet, but maybe we could try this once, you know for the kids and the small fluffy animals and whatnot...
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:36, closed)
southern pooves. Wi' doileys.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:42, closed)
hang on
I'm a suvverner and I'm used to having breakfast, dinner and tea as well so I don't think it's a northern thing. Mr Cmouse chose to correct me on it previously (just to wind me up I believe) so I may bother to get a dictionary out when I head over there later!
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 18:44, closed)
You don't get lunch ladies do you? You get dinner ladies. Therefore, dinner is in the middle of the day.

(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 20:34, closed)

That's because dinner ladies are all common and from the north. XD

*lives in the north, is from the south, says breakfast, lunch, dinner*
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 13:53, closed)
bollocks to that
what about lunch lady doris?
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 18:43, closed)

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