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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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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)
the washing out the windows I can understand, but just hanging out the washing...?
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:18, closed)
My grandmother was a strange sort.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:21, closed)
My control freak ex
wouldn't let me put a washing line in the garden as he said it looked common.

Maybe washing lines bring out some kind of childhood association... I was brought up in a cottage in the country where washing hanging out on the line between the fruit trees looked like a Lenor advert... whereas he was brought up in a terrace in Blackpool...

I dunno *shrugs*
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 0:03, closed)

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