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Discussion in 'Personal' started by Winnie Woo, Feb 19, 2011.
... Or couch?
setee at home with my Mum
Sofa in the front room and definitely not a settee or couch in the lounge.
My granny's generation had settees.
My mother had a sofa.
I have modular seating.
We had a couch when I was little, but my grandma had a settee. Mine's a sofa.
Funny how we have different names for things, whether we're different generations or in different areas. Like where I grew up we ate bread-cakes, then I moved somewhere where they were baps, and I have friends who call them buns, barm cakes and batches.
Couch! 2 x 2-seaters = 1 big chair each that you can lie on - from the french couche!
Sofa is an upholstered raised platform - like them really uncomfy fashionable things that your legs don't fit - too deep, too low, too expensive!
Settee is a long bench with a supportive back. No separate cushions, one single unit, like they used to have in YHAs!
So we have 2 couches, cos we are lazy!
Sofa, regardless of shape
Settee. We also say 'scone' and not 'sconn' - does that make us common?
I purchased a sofa, but I sit on the couch.
sofa! (or occasionally settee if I am around my parents). I always think of couch of american although I'm not sure if it is....
No, you're correct!
Couch or suite - sofa always sounds really posh to me.
Scone rather than sconn is really posh too - no way is that common!!
Just the other day I was lounging on my chaise longue eating a scohne fresh from the ohven and pondering this very question.
How posh does this make me??
I don't really have a chaise longue.... It's a sofa bed - surely the same thing?
You mean the Aga, dahling!
I'm so sorry I do mean the aga - the one in the scullery.
Didn't somebody sum up the three ages of woman as Lager, Aga, Saga ?
What's a front room? As for lounges, aren't they found in hotels or at airports?
In answer to the OP: sofa - always.