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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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Reading some replies below reminds me:
There was a local news story (to me, in the North East anyway) recently about a teenage girl that was run down and killed by a speeding police car. All pretty grim really. The copper has been charged with death by dangerous driving.

Forgive me for speaking ill of the dead, but this girl was a shining beacon of 'common'. I'll try to condense this into the basic facts;
She was in a locality frequented nightly by charvers.

The accident occurred at around 11pm

The 'promising student' was due to sit her English GCSE the following morning. (WTF was she doing hanging around the streets at 11pm then?)

Her mates began stoning police patrol cars in the area.

The after the incident, police appealed for 'calm' because they were expecting full-on rioting.

There were vast numbers of 'novelty' shaped flower wreaths - carried to the crematorium on a flat-bed 'pikey' wagon.

She had a pink coffin emblazoned with 'her favourite' playboy trademark.

(None of this excuses the fact that she was unlawfully killed by a police officer who was exceeding the designated speed limit without due cause and not using the cars sirens / lights. It does, however show her to be common as f... muck)
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 16:15, 2 replies)
I find
most coppers to be as common as muck.

Once we had the misfortune of having one come up our drive, I politely asked them to leave.

For some reason, she asked what I did for a living. I told her I was a solicitor.

She took offence to this and started going on about 'assulting a police officer' for some inexplicable reason, and I told her that was a criminal offence and that I specialise in civil law.

"It's all the same to me love, the law's the law"

You'd think that the people "upholding" these laws might take pride in say, oh I don't know, having at least a rudimentary understanding of what it is they are supposedly 'upholding'.
(, Wed 22 Oct 2008, 13:24, closed)
Why are these students always "promising"; surely some of them must be thick as pig shit?
(, Wed 22 Oct 2008, 18:35, closed)

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