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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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Appearances can be deceptive

Only yesterday I said "I don’t think I’m common" to Wayne* as we were sat in my modified Saxo**, with the stereo blasting***, on my way to the tattoo parlour**** before we went to Mcdonalds*****

*Hemingway, the fashion designer. Terrible name dropping but he’s quite well-to-do and his work is considered rather progressive.

**It has been modified to be more environmentally friendly and run on bio-fuel

***forgive the indulgence, but my passion for Rochmaninov Concertos does sometimes get the better of me…besides, I’m partially deaf and so require the volume level to be quite high

***As part of a family tradition I’m having a small inscription underneath my family coat of arms that states: “Ex Silentium, simplex lepor ortus ingravesco ubiquitous décor” which roughly means:

“From Obscurity, The simplest wit can rise to become ubiquitous beauty”

*****The Estate Agent Chain. I have a property portfolio that I am currently selling

Sometimes 'common' is just a misjudged perspective.

Sometimes not.
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 15:48, 9 replies)
Well put mister peh... Twisty.
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 15:50, closed)
I have but one wish in life
(well 3 if you include the lottery win and a weekend of kinky body buttered sex with Claire Danes)

that is to change a Bairstowe Eaves sign to Bastard Thieves.

edit: how rude, that is most clicksome
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 15:51, closed)
That is well clever, inuit***
***The native people of Alaska.
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 15:52, closed)
Very well done good Sir!

*doffs bowler*
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 15:53, closed)
it's Rachmaninoff
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 16:17, closed)

I got the info from:


bloody google eh?
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 16:32, closed)
and on that page Rachmaninov is spelt, erm, Rachmaninov all the way through, I'm confused
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 13:31, closed)
you went to McDonalds.
(, Fri 17 Oct 2008, 16:51, closed)
Huge click

I actually had a huge Iol* while reading** your post***

* Lunch of langoustine
** Town in Berkshire
*** Wooden fence upright
(, Mon 20 Oct 2008, 13:49, closed)

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