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Words we don’t seem to use any more
At my weekly reminiscence class last week we were looking back at words we don’t seem to use anymore and the origins of others. For example do you have a parlour, lounge, best room, front room or do you, like many people according to my class members, just say ‘room’? That of course invites the old joke ‘I’ll put big light on in’t room to read ‘..th’Echo...’. But in the front room do you have a settee or a sofa these days? May be you still have or at least had a bureau in your front room, I think we all did at one time alongside a radiogram. Did you have a fruit bowl with fruit actually in the bowl? Hmm, in some circles you were posh if it actually had fruit in it.
 

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