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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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Ejumacated now!
This is a wealth of info! Also makes a lot of sense. I myself am too common to have enjoyed the thrills of fine porcelain.

I only had a vague inkling that pouring milk first was common. Someone-or-other said it was common. My ex-in-laws did it, and that sealed it for me. I desperately, desperately wanted to think of them as terribly common. I reasoned that this practice was "common" because it meant that you couldn't be arsed to use a teaspoon to combine the milk and tea.
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