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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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Lounge / Living Room
This argument has been ping-ponging between me and the mother-in-law for years now.

I always thought 'lounge' was the posh word for 'living room' and the mother-in-law says that 'living room' is the posh word for 'lounge'

Someone enlighten me :)
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 17:38, 8 replies)
She's right.
About everything.
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 17:49, closed)
It's the
drawing room.

Never the front room.
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 18:01, closed)
the withdrawing room.
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 21:14, closed)
...if it is not at the front.
(, Thu 23 Oct 2008, 9:53, closed)
Only airports and hotels have lounges
If in doubt, call it a sitting room. No-one seems particularly offended by that. Apart from my 'drawing room' mother, but I can't bring myself to call an Ikea sofa in a big room with a kitchen 'the drawing room'.
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 19:27, closed)
My family called it
the 'other' room. Is that weird?
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 21:33, closed)
My mum calls it that too...!
as in 'Shall we go in the other room'.

She's a loon BTW.
(, Wed 22 Oct 2008, 8:13, closed)
Having a 'living room' makes you common. Calling it a 'lounge' make you even commoner.
(, Wed 22 Oct 2008, 9:36, closed)

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