[LMB] OT: was Gender, now couch, sofa, etc.
kcollett at hamilton.edu
Mon Sep 15 03:08:49 BST 2008
On Sep 14, 2008, at 2:12 PM, Alayne McGregor wrote:
>> Quoting Azalais Aranxta <tiamat at tsoft.com>:
>>> What's the difference between a couch and a sofa?
> On Sun, 14 Sep 2008, athagan at atlantic.net wrote:
>> I'm glad you asked that because I wanted to. I've never understood
>> the difference myself.
> There's no difference. The chesterfield considers them both declasse.
What about davenport? I think that's what my mother used to call
them. My grandmother would occasionally say settee. I presume these
are regional differences; my grandmother was born in Kentucky, my
mother in the state of Washington--though I suppose davenport might
have been from my father, who was born in Wisconsin. But I think he
now says sofa. Aargh!
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