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  1. goingtocalifornia's Avatar
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    #1

    glasses

    When glasses, when spectacles?

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    Re: glasses

    I use glasses 99.9% of the time. I would use spectacles only for humorous effect. It's not a word in common, current usage where I live.

    It may be used more often in other English-speaking areas.

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    #3

    Re: glasses

    "Spectacles" is old-fashioned. Use "glasses". Or "eyeglasses".



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    Re: glasses

    Use "spectacles" when you're having high tea with Queen Elizabeth. In all other instances, use "glasses."

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    #5

    Re: glasses

    I wear glasses.

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