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Re: Just for Fun. Phrases or words that annoy you deeply...
« Reply #570 on: October 15, 2014, 10:21:59 AM »
I say "droars" too but I don't use the phrase "chest of drawers".  I call it a dresser.  Is there a difference between a dresser and a chest of drawers?

Subcategory.  A dresser is a type of chest of drawers... specifically, one with a large attached mirror that one can get dressed (and check their appearance) at.

/so sayeth Wikipedia!

Ooooh no! That's a dressing table, not a dresser. A dresser is a tall thing with cupboards up to about waist height, and then a flat surface and above that either shelves or shallower cupboards. It lives in the kitchen or dining room and you keep crockery in it!

See, what you're describing I would call a hutch.
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Re: Just for Fun. Phrases or words that annoy you deeply...
« Reply #571 on: October 15, 2014, 04:21:02 PM »
Hey, nobody said we had to be logical in the things we dislike!
No, but it's probably not wise to refer to people who do use the things you dislike as "lazy"

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Re: Just for Fun. Phrases or words that annoy you deeply...
« Reply #572 on: October 16, 2014, 12:36:51 PM »
Xmas is a very old way of writing Christmas.

See this snopes page: http://www.snopes.com/holidays/christmas/xmasabbr.asp

ITA. It is not disrespectful at all; it's been around for a long time.

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Re: Just for Fun. Phrases or words that annoy you deeply...
« Reply #573 on: October 16, 2014, 12:39:50 PM »
I say "droars" too but I don't use the phrase "chest of drawers".  I call it a dresser.  Is there a difference between a dresser and a chest of drawers?

Subcategory.  A dresser is a type of chest of drawers... specifically, one with a large attached mirror that one can get dressed (and check their appearance) at.

/so sayeth Wikipedia!

I grew up saying "dresser" for every piece of bedroom furniture that had drawers. When I met my MIL, I heard "chest of drawers" for the first time. It seemed like a very long term to describe a piece of furniture!  :) I still call them dressers.

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Re: Just for Fun. Phrases or words that annoy you deeply...
« Reply #574 on: October 16, 2014, 12:40:52 PM »
I say "droars" too but I don't use the phrase "chest of drawers".  I call it a dresser.  Is there a difference between a dresser and a chest of drawers?

Subcategory.  A dresser is a type of chest of drawers... specifically, one with a large attached mirror that one can get dressed (and check their appearance) at.

/so sayeth Wikipedia!

Ooooh no! That's a dressing table, not a dresser. A dresser is a tall thing with cupboards up to about waist height, and then a flat surface and above that either shelves or shallower cupboards. It lives in the kitchen or dining room and you keep crockery in it!

See, what you're describing I would call a hutch.

I agree - it's a hutch, a banquet, or a buffet.

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Re: Just for Fun. Phrases or words that annoy you deeply...
« Reply #575 on: October 16, 2014, 12:59:58 PM »
Hutches have rabbits inside, not plates.

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Re: Just for Fun. Phrases or words that annoy you deeply...
« Reply #576 on: October 16, 2014, 02:48:22 PM »
Hutches have rabbits inside, not plates.

Or books, as in the case of my desktop hutch.  (Although to be fair, you could have books about rabbits...)
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Re: Just for Fun. Phrases or words that annoy you deeply...
« Reply #577 on: October 16, 2014, 03:30:04 PM »
Download.

We are not computers. You do not download me on things. You can tell me, inform me, let me know, advise me, meet with me, call me, email me, explain to me...anything except say you're going to download me.
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Re: Just for Fun. Phrases or words that annoy you deeply...
« Reply #578 on: October 16, 2014, 03:32:35 PM »
Download.

We are not computers. You do not download me on things. You can tell me, inform me, let me know, advise me, meet with me, call me, email me, explain to me...anything except say you're going to download me.

Welllll...

The human brain *is* the most complex computer imaginable.  But I get what you mean. :)
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Re: Just for Fun. Phrases or words that annoy you deeply...
« Reply #579 on: October 16, 2014, 03:41:25 PM »
You work here. You should know.

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Re: Just for Fun. Phrases or words that annoy you deeply...
« Reply #580 on: October 16, 2014, 03:49:03 PM »
Download.

We are not computers. You do not download me on things. You can tell me, inform me, let me know, advise me, meet with me, call me, email me, explain to me...anything except say you're going to download me.

Welllll...

The human brain *is* the most complex computer imaginable.  But I get what you mean. :)

And the day that they figure out how to splice our wetware into hardware and I can actually stick a USB into my head, I'll accept download as a term.  ;D

I will also keep a stockpile of ZFrank True Facts videos in my brain for when I'm having a hard day. And cat vines. So many cat vines.
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