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    Sunlounger

    Is the term "sunlounger" used in the States? Or is a different term used?

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    Re: Sunlounger

    Our American friends will not be up yet, but I'll venture to suggest that they're more likely to call it by the French chaise longue, which they commonly misspell as chaise lounge.

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    Re: Sunlounger

    Rover is correct, in AmE those are called chaise lounges. (And, sad to say, probably a good 50% of the US population wouldn't know that the term is originally French, and they'd think that the chair was actually called a "chase lounge.")

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    Re: Sunlounger

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Rover is correct, in AmE those are called chaise lounges. (And, sad to say, probably a good 50% of the US population wouldn't know that the term is originally French, and they'd think that the chair was actually called a "chase lounge.")
    So you wouldn't pronounce it the French way? You'd say "chase lounge"?

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    Re: Sunlounger

    Yes, the typical American (I'd venture more like 90 %) would pronounce it as "chase lounge." I just saw an article in the newspaper today that offered "chaise lounges."

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