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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)
So true.
I'm with you on the manners thing. Seems to be a dying art.

The stupid gangsa rap at decibels only a deaf elephant could hear properly 22 miles away is also a pet peeve of mine. Usually in lowered Vauxhall Novas as well.

Quite like the thong thing though - despite the fact that it is clearly common.

(I am trying to wear man pants, but the thong is just so comfortable!)
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:25, closed)
I'm all about thongs
but I really don't need to see them straining and cutting into layers of suet above low-rise jeans on a woman who outweighs me by five stone...
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:27, closed)
Oh dear
Layers of suet...that's put me right off the prospect of a gammon steak.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:39, closed)
People eating with their mouths open are quite off-putting.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:30, closed)
rant dear boy?
nay, yo are almost entirely correct in all your assertations.

and whilst i do like listening to my car stereo at a volume that some of my passengers feel excessive (although it is the standard stereo so people outside probably cant hear it) it is mercifully not Gangsta rap.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:38, closed)
that saves me posting
that thong look with the muffin top has always been a fairly unpleasant look!!
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 18:35, closed)
mouth openings
I hate the smacking and slurping noise so much, I fear there is something wrong with my tolerance levels. It takes real effort not to smack the food from their lips or leave the room. Or both!
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 0:27, closed)

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