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« Reply #8790 on: December 06, 2013, 09:18:58 AM »
What is a loundroom? I just saw it mentioned by an Australian, as describing a house. I'm guessing it's a living room?  Google seems to agree that's it a word, but otherwise isn't being too helpful in telling me what it is.  :-\

Yes, a lounge room is a living room. :)

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« Reply #8791 on: December 07, 2013, 12:48:53 PM »
Yes, a lounge room is a living room. :)

Thanks for the help Psychopoesie. :) 

Quick followup; is 'loundroom' even an actual term for it?  Just double checking since you used lounge room in the reply, which I did recognize. ;)

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« Reply #8792 on: December 07, 2013, 01:31:23 PM »
Quick followup; is 'loundroom' even an actual term for it?  Just double checking since you used lounge room in the reply, which I did recognize. ;)

Where did you see it written that way? My guess would be that it's a typo.
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« Reply #8793 on: December 07, 2013, 07:38:44 PM »
Quick followup; is 'loundroom' even an actual term for it?  Just double checking since you used lounge room in the reply, which I did recognize. ;)

Where did you see it written that way? My guess would be that it's a typo.

Assumed it was a typo - certainly never heard that term used and I've lived in Oz all my life.

The word might sound like that if I had a bad head cold though. ;)

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« Reply #8794 on: December 07, 2013, 07:51:26 PM »
Quick followup; is 'loundroom' even an actual term for it?  Just double checking since you used lounge room in the reply, which I did recognize. ;)

Where did you see it written that way? My guess would be that it's a typo.

Assumed it was a typo - certainly never heard that term used and I've lived in Oz all my life.

The word might sound like that if I had a bad head cold though. ;)

Now I want a loundroom. I'm thinking a massive one of those sound-proofed 'home theatres' but with lounges. Perhaps chaise lounges.
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« Reply #8795 on: December 07, 2013, 08:01:54 PM »
On of the things I have noticed is that here and in Oz, it is a lounge.  No room.  It would be like saying 'a kitchen room'.  It might be a sitting room, or a drawing room, or a family room, but not a lounge room.  One of those language oddities

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« Reply #8796 on: December 07, 2013, 08:08:42 PM »
On of the things I have noticed is that here and in Oz, it is a lounge.  No room.  It would be like saying 'a kitchen room'.  It might be a sitting room, or a drawing room, or a family room, but not a lounge room.  One of those language oddities

I tend to say lounge room.

More likely to say I'm sitting on the lounge (ie, the couch/sofa) than going into the lounge.

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« Reply #8797 on: December 07, 2013, 09:07:32 PM »
On of the things I have noticed is that here and in Oz, it is a lounge.  No room.  It would be like saying 'a kitchen room'.  It might be a sitting room, or a drawing room, or a family room, but not a lounge room.  One of those language oddities

I tend to say lounge room.

More likely to say I'm sitting on the lounge (ie, the couch/sofa) than going into the lounge.

Everyone I know says lounge room. You sit ON the lounge IN the lounge room.
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« Reply #8798 on: December 07, 2013, 11:31:44 PM »
So you can lounge on a lounge in a lounge?   ;)

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« Reply #8799 on: December 07, 2013, 11:33:32 PM »
It's interesting to see the different mnemonics for greater-than/less-than.  The way I learned it was simply that the arrow always points at the smaller side.

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The big end goes on (beside) the big number.  The little end goes on the little number. 

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« Reply #8800 on: December 08, 2013, 12:17:59 AM »
I would say  lounge suite or lounger to describe the furniture in the lounge

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« Reply #8801 on: December 08, 2013, 12:47:56 AM »
I would say  lounge suite or lounger to describe the furniture in the lounge

The lounge suite to me is the lounge plus the chairs.  I don't think I've ever called the lounge a lounger.

Funny how language works, isn't it.  :)

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« Reply #8802 on: December 08, 2013, 05:07:47 AM »
So you can lounge on a lounge in a lounge?   ;)

Too right. In fact I'm going to go do that right now  ;D
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« Reply #8803 on: December 09, 2013, 04:08:55 AM »
On of the things I have noticed is that here and in Oz, it is a lounge.  No room.  It would be like saying 'a kitchen room'.  It might be a sitting room, or a drawing room, or a family room, but not a lounge room.  One of those language oddities
In South Africa it's almost exclusively a lounge (no "room"), and it's never really a sitting room, or a drawing room or anything other than a lounge.

But we don't call large couches "lounges". They're either couches or settees.
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« Reply #8804 on: December 09, 2013, 05:16:27 AM »
On of the things I have noticed is that here and in Oz, it is a lounge.  No room.  It would be like saying 'a kitchen room'.  It might be a sitting room, or a drawing room, or a family room, but not a lounge room.  One of those language oddities
In South Africa it's almost exclusively a lounge (no "room"), and it's never really a sitting room, or a drawing room or anything other than a lounge.

But we don't call large couches "lounges". They're either couches or settees.

In England, in my experience the furniture item concerned is occasionally called a couch, but nearly always a sofa or a settee. The English tendency toward class-based snobbery comes into play here.  Patrician types always talk about "sofas", and regard "settee" as a lower-middle-class, gauche, "non-U" term.  On this matter, you lot out in the Empire plainly haven't got a clue  ;) ...