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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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Yeah, it's probably a bit hypocritical me rubbishing those magazines, as I spend far too long reading all the real-life stories here on b3ta. Much better written here though!! Would the QOTW be enhanced if respond'ees also included a photo story of themselves re-enacting their tales including ham fisted expressions and dodgy use of home made props?

And my mum used to bring home stacks of the aussie equivalent home from her job as a checkout operator, I would procrastinate from my school work by reading each and every one, and now whenever I look at any of those kind of magazines I feel an instant pang of guilt, it's almost Pavlov like. The "Eat My Poo" headline was definitely lowering the bar though.

Ooh, something else that is quite common, the argument that the suited essex real estate bloke is having with his ukranian stripper girlfriend at the table just over from me (I'm working 'from home' today in a north London wi-fi'd pub). He buys her things, she keeps calling him obsessively and getting drunk and passing out all the time. He's going on and on at her like a patronising twunt and I have an idea why she probably drinks too much. Now he's telling her that she needs to use more verbs..

It's quite common to eavesdrop isn't it..

I really need to go some work now.
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 15:18, Reply)

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