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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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'acsian' and 'axian' were Old English words meaning 'ask'. So there.
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 15:52, 3 replies)
I have no idea if this is true.
And I can't be bothered to look it up. But if it is, I highly doubt that the average 14 year old Shazzer from London knows that this is the case.
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 20:54, closed)
Maybe so
But I bet that the modern day people who say "aks" don't know that - so they aren't basing their choice of word on the fact that it's an Old English alternative - it's simply because they're fucking thick.
(, Wed 22 Oct 2008, 8:51, closed)
is what I was trying to say, but my brain must've fallen out.
(, Wed 22 Oct 2008, 21:18, closed)

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