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  • Premier Icon votchy
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    So what do you call your main room where you would gather as a family?

    jekkyl
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    living room. why?

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    over there by the telly

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Front lounge living room area place type thing

    Hang on.. “gather as a family”? You bastard 😥

    bigG
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    Wetherspoons

    johndoh
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    The East Wing

    weare138
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    The Drawing Room

    Premier Icon binners
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    The Crib. Obviously. Erm…. homie

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Very skilled to play Xbox one handed.

    b r
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    twinw4ll
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    The BIG room.

    It believe it goes lounge, living room, sitting room, drawing room, in ascending order of poshness. I grew up calling it the lounge (we’re northern) whilst my wife’s (southern) family call it the living room.

    Premier Icon ourmaninthenorth
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    While CFH is the real measure of u and non-u speech in these parts, there’s a simple rule: if it sounds French (e.g. lounge, toilet, serviette, dessert), don’t.

    pondo
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    I call it the living room, Mrs Pondo calls it the sitting room (and inaccurately refutes all allegations of poshness).

    aphex_2k
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    Lounge.

    Lots of Aussies say the “lounge room” which I find a bit weird. Especially as no-one says the “kitchen room”.

    Do you say sofa or settee?

    aphex_2k
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    DezB – Member
    Very skilled to play Xbox one handed.

    Paw, surely?

    Premier Icon mogrim
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    Living or sitting room.

    sharkbait
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    The ‘big room’ in our house – we also have a smaller room that I call the snug and wife calls the playroom.

    Premier Icon Cougar
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    Living room.

    My OH persists in calling it the “front room”, to my continual confusion as it’s at the back of the house.

    lemonysam
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    Curiously, when I’m at the family home I refer to it as the lounge – as we always did growing up – but at my house it’s always been the living room.

    Not sure what happens when I cross out of Cumbria to effect such a change.

    grievoustim
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    My parents both came from Lancashire (although had moved down south by the time I was born)

    They always call it the lounge, but the word makes me cringe and I always say living room, or front room

    I always thought lounge sounded very “hyacinth bouquet” – but based on comments above maybe I’m wrong and it’s just a north/ south thing

    Premier Icon ourmaninthenorth
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    I always thought lounge sounded very “hyacinth bouquet” – but based on comments above maybe I’m wrong and it’s just a north/ south thing

    Not a north/south thing, though you’re right that “lounge” is an affectation. When language was a greater marker of social status (and when social status was more acutely felt), words like lounge and pardon marked one out as too aggressively aspirational.

    While the idea of “speaking properly” (another affectation) has fallen from favour, for some these words will always be a social signifier.

    brakes
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    we call it the living room.
    a lounge is in a pub/ hotel.

    jamiep
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    Premier Icon Cougar
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    My parents both came from Lancashire … They always call it the lounge,

    I’m still in Lancashire, and it’s been the living room since my grandparents’ days at least. I’m not so sure it’s a regional split.

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