[LMB] OT: gender applied to inanimate objects

Diana Hagan diana.hagan at gmail.com
Sun Sep 14 18:50:31 BST 2008


On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 1:16 PM, Dorian E. Gray <dorianegray at gmail.com> wrote:
> Malfoy asked...
>
>> What's the difference between a couch and a sofa?

I always thought it was regional.  Alan, a Floridian, uses "sofa" for
the article of furniture I, a Maine Yankee, know as the "couch".
Also, my "bureau" sits next to his "chest of drawers."

--Diana



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