I haven't seen this one mentioned yet. E-hellions, do you own a bedroom suite or a bedroom suit? Likewise, do you have a suite of furniture in your living room, or just a plain ol' suit of furniture.
Drove me nuts when I moved to this area (west-central Ohio) and kept hearing all of the commercials from furniture stores advertising bedroom "suits". And living room suits. Not the correct pronunciation, which is like "sweet". I keep wanting to go to the stores and ask them why I need to have a special set of clothes (a suit) made for my bedroom.
One wears a suit, and lives in/with a suite.
a set of clothing, armor, or the like, intended for wear together.
a set of men's garments of the same color and fabric, consisting of trousers, a jacket, and sometimes a vest.
a similarly matched set consisting of a skirt and jacket, and sometimes a topcoat or blouse, worn by women.
any costume worn for some special activity: a running suit.
Slang. a business executive. suite
[sweet or for 3 often , soot]
a number of things forming a series or set.
a connected series of rooms to be used together: a hotel suite.
a set of furniture, especially a set comprising the basic furniture necessary for one room: a bedroom suite.
a company of followers or attendants; a train or retinue.
an ordered series of instrumental dances, in the same or related keys, commonly preceded by a prelude.
an ordered series of instrumental movements of any character.
I learned something new today. I knew the spelling part, and always figured people were mispronouncing "suite" as "suit", which I only really heard when I lived near south OH/KY/WV. Apparently it is a recognized pronunciation of "suite" when referring to a set of furniture. I'd still pronounce it "sweet".