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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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One final note about common.
There has been many a discourse on these hallowed pages about quality ‘x’ being common and therefore the people who publicly or otherwise perpetrate this quality are heinous weasels etc.

I am guilty of this behaviour myself but in the interests of being somewhat didactic, I think that this sort of conduct is entirely without any sort of redemptive qualities beyond a mere cheap cathartic thrill.

(, Wed 22 Oct 2008, 16:40, 4 replies)
I am Welsh, but not ginger.
So, do you merely dislike me?
(, Wed 22 Oct 2008, 17:01, closed)
I don't really hate welsh people. I am welsh myself. Gingers though, Gingers....
(, Wed 22 Oct 2008, 17:31, closed)
I bet you have
ginger pubic hair.
(, Wed 22 Oct 2008, 19:04, closed)
I'm with you on the Ginger thing, they do tend to be a bit fiery.
(, Thu 23 Oct 2008, 13:01, closed)

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