[LMB] OT: gender applied to inanimate objects
harimad2001 at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 15 02:50:00 BST 2008
>> Malfoy (or Dorian; hard to tell from the attribution) 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."
I'll see your "bureau" and raise you one "dresser."
who doesn't care how posh she is and uses sofa and couch interchangeably
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