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What do you call the room you sit in?

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Banksy13 Sun 10-Feb-19 14:50:58

So is it a sitting room, a lounge, a family room, a TV room, a front room, a drawing room?! I'm not from the UK originally and I guess this may be class related. My husband calls it the lounge so we go with that, my family back home call it a sitting room however.

MumUnderTheMoon Sun 10-Feb-19 15:15:28

Living room

Wintermonster Sun 10-Feb-19 15:20:20

Drawing room when I am pretending to be posh. Otherwise front room grin

CottonSock Sun 10-Feb-19 15:22:04

Lounge, no idea why

Thumbcat Sun 10-Feb-19 15:23:40

Front room, although in our new house it's at the back.

FuckYouRichardParker Sun 10-Feb-19 15:24:56

Our living room is our back room so call it both.

Oblomov19 Sun 10-Feb-19 15:26:58

Lounge.
Surprised so many people call it the sitting room.

ShannonRockallMalin Sun 10-Feb-19 15:29:01

Living room.

Growing up, we just called it ‘the room’, no idea why as it was not the only room in the house!

ivykaty44 Sun 10-Feb-19 15:30:49

Sitting room, it’s for sitting in 😉 but it’s bedroom not sleeping room

Theimpossiblegirl Sun 10-Feb-19 15:31:19

Living room or front room.

FrankUnderwoodsWife Sun 10-Feb-19 15:31:44

Sitting room
We also have a drawing room we only ever use at Christmas and with guests

DramaAlpaca Sun 10-Feb-19 15:31:58

Sitting room

Alongwaytogo Sun 10-Feb-19 15:32:34

Living room. And occasionally just the room - we always called it this as children

LemonRedwood Sun 10-Feb-19 15:35:51

Living room. Never lived in a house where it was at the front, so front room makes little sense to me grin

HoraceCope Sun 10-Feb-19 15:36:32

sitting room

Bluntness100 Sun 10-Feb-19 15:37:17

Living room,

Crowdo Sun 10-Feb-19 15:37:31

Living room.

lanbro Sun 10-Feb-19 15:38:16

Lounge here, sometimes sitting room, but my whole family say lounge...

Squ1ggle Sun 10-Feb-19 15:39:42

Lounge or living room here. Never sitting room. We're in the NW if that makes a difference

Time40 Sun 10-Feb-19 15:40:01

Drawing room is not the lounge

Yes it is. In order of posh-ness, the terms go: drawing room, sitting-room, living-room, lounge.

I call mine the sitting-room, but only because it's small, and I'd feel a bit of a tit calling it the drawing-room.

NameyMcNameChange1 Sun 10-Feb-19 15:41:57

Sitting room, simply because if I called it anything else my mother is likely to come back from the dead in order to a sharp intake of breath in my direction. We also have a drawing room but not because we’re oosh. It’s a cupboard that ds has a desk in and does his drawing.

chemenger Sun 10-Feb-19 15:45:04

Living room or sitting room. Growing up we had a living room and one called “the room” like some previous posters, which was kept for visitors and special occasions like Christmas.

DawgLover Sun 10-Feb-19 15:45:37

Living room. I don't know if it's true, but I was told that this is because the room used to be used for mourning and where a dead relative would be presented before burial, and once that practice decreased they changed the name to "living room" to reflect its new use

Pascha Sun 10-Feb-19 15:47:30

Living room here, though the kitchen sofa gets just as much use. I grew up with a front room.

lettymoo Sun 10-Feb-19 15:52:18

Living room, or maybe sitting room. It's only a technically a drawing room if you have it in addition to another such room. Lounges are in hotels and airports, it isn't really correct to describe a room in a house as one. My grandparents used to call it "the other room," which didn't entirely make sense as there were more than 2 downstairs rooms

blueskiesovertheforest Sun 10-Feb-19 15:58:00

Living room.

I think anything is fine except lounge, which as others say is in an airport or other public building.

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