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TrendyNannie6 Wed 12-Feb-20 21:11:09

What do you call it. For me it’s always the sofa

ExperiencedNotOld Wed 12-Feb-20 21:14:34

Sofa. In the sitting room. I’m a terrible snob about a couch in the lounge. What does it matter really, I know that.

SueH49 Wed 12-Feb-20 21:17:33

Always couch for me.

Alishka Wed 12-Feb-20 21:17:39

We've got a chesterfield. Buttoned down hide one. Dunno, just that's what it isconfused

AllotmentLil Wed 12-Feb-20 21:24:52


merlotgran Wed 12-Feb-20 21:30:48

It has always been sofa in the sitting room but now we're open plan I'm not sure what to call the bit where we sit.

Some time ago DGS suggested, Always in use room grin

MissAdventure Wed 12-Feb-20 21:30:55

I call it any one of the words.
I think I'm more of a sofa woman, whereas I used to be more settee.

Cherrytree59 Wed 12-Feb-20 21:31:50

All three!
At home settee

When talking to daughter and grandsons we say sofa (this the term they use at home)

However as my Son and Dil use the word couch.
So when talking to my other grandson, I would also say couch.

Charleygirl5 Wed 12-Feb-20 21:38:11

I am Scottish and where I came from it was always settee.
London being more posh it is sofa here.

BradfordLass73 Wed 12-Feb-20 21:41:02

My son (6ft 7ins) had a gorgeous, ash-grey chaise longue custom made, because he couldn't relax comfortably on what was then our 2-seater couch.

MissAdventure Wed 12-Feb-20 21:42:43

I'm quite posh.
I keep my sofa in my laange, as we say in Essex. smile

rafichagran Wed 12-Feb-20 21:42:45

Settee here.

Tangerine Wed 12-Feb-20 21:47:47

Settee mostly. Occasionally sofa.

gillybob Wed 12-Feb-20 21:53:55

From my DGC . Settee in the the downstairs dining room. Sofas in the upstairs sitting room .

Nortsat46 Wed 12-Feb-20 22:02:17

We say sofa.

I remember my mother and the rest of the family using ‘couch’, when I was a child in the late 50’s/early 60’s.

Calendargirl Wed 12-Feb-20 22:12:59

Settee really, but sofa is what you’re supposed to say now it seems.

Anniebach Wed 12-Feb-20 22:14:54

Sofa for me

MissAdventure Wed 12-Feb-20 22:15:27

I think couch is making a bit of a comeback. Or maybe that's just me thinking it.

CanadianGran Wed 12-Feb-20 22:18:45

Grew up saying chesterfield, but now use couch. I think chesterfield was more common usage in the 60's, and perhaps in central Canada. Everyone I know uses couch.

MissAdventure Wed 12-Feb-20 22:20:37

What's the other meaning of couch? I can't remember. blush

MissAdventure Wed 12-Feb-20 22:23:59

I would say couching favour, but I've just realised I dont know exactly its meaning.

FlexibleFriend Wed 12-Feb-20 22:28:25


Marmight Wed 12-Feb-20 22:34:29

I grew up sitting on a settee in the lounge. Now I lounge on a sofa in the sitting room. My Aussie daughter lounges on a ‘lounge’ in the lounge-room. Each to her/his own

Callistemon Wed 12-Feb-20 22:37:17

Well, in Australia they call it a lounge.
Which is very confusing. When visiting a friend she said "come and look at our new lounge". I expected a new extension to the house but it was a settee.

Couch grass, nasty invasive stuff, MissA, pronounced cooch

52bright Wed 12-Feb-20 22:37:30