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    Re: Drawing room?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rudi7 View Post
    Deviance from what? Only small people have rules.
    Very good point- which would explain why Tdol Towers is no more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Like "spring, sprang, sprung" is "bring, brang, brung."

    Of course, the proper English is "bring, brought, brought."
    Will you tell me what does "Usage Problem" mean right here, please?

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    #23

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Will you tell me what does "Usage Problem" mean right here, please?
    Where?

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    #24

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    Where?
    Thank you dear. Have a look here, please.

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    #25

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    It's a usage problem because it is used by some native speakers, but the majority consider it to be wrong.

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    #26

    Re: Drawing room?

    Has nobody mentioned 'parlour' yet?

    When Father papered the parlour
    You couldn't see him for paste
    Dabbing it here! dabbing it there!
    Paste and paper everywhere
    Mother was stuck to the ceiling
    The children stuck to the floor
    I never knew a blooming family
    So 'stuck up' before.
    See more here. (But that song was written in 1910; I've never known a oom called a parlour. And when I first met it (almost certainly in the nursery rhyme Sing a Song of Sixpence) I needed it explained to me. As 'the maid'* was there [in that nursery rhyme] I imagine it was a 'downstairs'* thing).

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    PS * I got it wrong. For 'maid...downstairs' read 'queen...upstairs'.
    PPS I think Lennon & McCartney started composing on a piano in someone's 'parlour' - which suggests it's a current (or, at least, early '60s) Scouse usage. This might have been a PR invention though; I have no authoritative source.
    Last edited by BobK; 11-Dec-2012 at 17:29. Reason: Added PSs

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    #27

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    'Parlour' was quite common in Lancashire in the 1960s.

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