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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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Here's a (possibly) controversial one.

A sub-type of common really - more nouveau riche. And not completely exclusively common, I suppose.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 19:33, 6 replies)
oooohh, tricky...
You're half right I suppose. The 3 Series sells more then the Ford Mondeo nowadays, and I always get cut up by some cockney wanker in a 316 in East London.

But you also get those hideous X5s being driven around in Chelsea but middle-class mummies carting their brats about.

I reckon its fair to say BMWs are actually quite class-neutral, in that it appeals to wankers of whatever social divide.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 19:52, closed)
Hmm, yes.
I think your last sentence pretty much nails it, really.

Although... "cockney wanker in a 316" - surely a 316 has far too small an engine to adequately compensate for a nouveau riche 3-series driver's minuscule penis? (Hooray, a length joke!)
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 21:52, closed)
New 3-serieses...
... 'cos it says that you don't have the taste and technical skills to drive an old E30 3-Series (think F-reg BMW) or even an E36 (not a classic yet, matey!). It just says you're showing off your cash - but you haven't got *that* much cash because if you did you'd have bought a 7-series.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 20:21, closed)
I have a 17 year old BMW.
Does that count?
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 20:36, closed)
That's actually quite posh, I reckon. Not as posh as a 17-year-old Jag or something, of course.
(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 21:42, closed)
My Lovely 1991 BMW 320 went to the scrap heap in the sky (south Leeds) in spring. It was a sad day.

Although now i've got a new 1 series coupe, which is nice but just isn't the same.
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 16:16, closed)

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