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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.

dudsville Sun 10-Feb-19 14:51:47

I say sitting room.

ImportantWater Sun 10-Feb-19 14:52:32

I call it the front room, which is what we called it when I was young. I would probably call it that even if it wasn’t in the front of the house!

Herja Sun 10-Feb-19 14:53:23

Sitting room.

EllieMentry Sun 10-Feb-19 14:54:08

Living room. Or front room/back room depending on which bit I'm sitting in. I irrationally dislike the word 'lounge'! Growing up it was the front room.

SecondTimeCharm Sun 10-Feb-19 14:54:16

I say front room too, even though it’s actually at the back of the house i live in now grin

FurCoatAndNaeKnickers Sun 10-Feb-19 14:54:23

I call it the living room.

danni0509 Sun 10-Feb-19 14:54:34

Front room.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 10-Feb-19 14:54:36

We say sitting room.

If you’re worried about the class thing, don’t say lounge. Lounges are only found in airports and hotels.

Personally, i don’t care what anyone calls it.

TheKitchenWitch Sun 10-Feb-19 14:54:43

Living room

ChesterGreySideboard Sun 10-Feb-19 14:56:18

Living room for me.

As a child we only had two rooms down stairs so it was called ‘the other room’, as in ‘dad isn’t in the kitchen so he must be in the other room’.

TinselAndKnickers Sun 10-Feb-19 14:56:24

Living room!

ChesterGreySideboard Sun 10-Feb-19 14:57:45

And I agree, never the lounge. Lounges are for hotels, airports and pubs, although less so in pubs these days.

DaphneduM Sun 10-Feb-19 14:58:06

Sitting room

GeorgieTheGorgeousGoat Sun 10-Feb-19 14:58:08

Sitting room

libellule1 Sun 10-Feb-19 14:58:32

Lounge or Living room interchangeably for me. I'm originally not from UK either.

iklboo Sun 10-Feb-19 14:58:57

Front room

babypsmum Sun 10-Feb-19 14:59:31

Living room!

merrybloominchristmas Sun 10-Feb-19 14:59:34

living room

the only people i know who have a drawing room were really posh and it was where they entertained visitors

lounge makes me cringe

Bubastes Sun 10-Feb-19 14:59:50

Sitting room. Most Irish people seem to say sitting room.

TheBreastmilksOnMe Sun 10-Feb-19 15:02:09

Living room.

ChesterGreySideboard Sun 10-Feb-19 15:02:23

I have friends who call it the parlour, but that is an affectation.

HowlsMovingBungalow Sun 10-Feb-19 15:07:41

Front room

flumpybear Sun 10-Feb-19 15:07:57

Lounge mostly, sometimes sitting or living room.
Drawing room is not the lounge, it's a room where women would 'withdraw' to when the men smoked cigars and drank brandy after dinner if I recall correctly

WarpedGalaxy Sun 10-Feb-19 15:15:01

Living room or family room. My wc grandmas used lounge but they also had separate parlours into which only the most preferred of guests (ie not us grandchildren) were invited. My mum also used lounge growing up but became a bit of a Hyacinth Bouquet when she left home and married and insisted on ‘sitting room’ because ‘lounge’ was ‘common’ and ‘living room’ not much better. I live in the USA now and a lounge is a place in a hotel or restaurant where you sit and have drinks.

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