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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'm common. Apparently*.
This is because, despite otherwise speaking nearly received pronunciation, my Westcountry roots betray me to my university peers. Specifically, the following words: bath, grass, path and glass. You can actually see the snorts of derision forming as the words leave your larynx.

Of course they fail to realise that they are studying in Bristol, possibly the only place where the locals sound more Cornish than, well, the Cornish.

Bastards, coming over here, pronouncing our words correctly.

*Jokes on them, I'm actually an elitist little tosser.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 18:08, 3 replies)
Bastards, coming over here...
Back to Russia!
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 17:37, closed)
I had a maths teacher from the West Country
She was brilliant. And I think the accent makes you West Country folk sound comforting.
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 20:42, closed)
Yeah though,
but I actually really like the West Country accent, even though I'm RP with a hint of saaarf London (called posh at home and common at uni, bah). And I like Naaaarfolk as well.
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 18:59, closed)

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