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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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Up here in Liverpool...
There seems to be a trend amongst people of... well, all ages, really, to use the term "thrun" when they mean "threw" or "thrown".

Example: "So 'ow did you gerrin to 'is khaar then Kev"

"Fuckin' thrun a brickhh frew the winder likhhe"

It's not that I'm being snobbish at all, I mean the meaning they're trying to convey is obvious, so whatever works, I suppose. But it is awfully common, in the literal sense of the word. And I have no idea where the christ it's come from, I didn't hear it til at least the end of the 90s. Almost as if somebody flipped a dialect switch.
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 11:04, Reply)

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