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    objects with multiple names

    A place to settle a number of disputes. The wisdom of the forum can settle in a nice, friendly, democratic way which is the correct label for an object where a dispute arises.

    For example:
    As a kid, we had a housecoat. We'd wear it over pj's, especially in the winter. Of course, we'd always wear it following a bath or shower.
    The good lady calls it a dressing gown.
    Years and years of training have resulted in me being unable to call it a dressing gown. It's a housecoat. I still call it a housecoat all the time. She tells me she doesn't know what I'm referring to, and that I am just plain wrong.
    Matters are compounded by the occasional idiot proclaiming said garment to be a bathrobe, causing mr and mrs jelly to unite and mock them.

    So who is correct here? Let TWF give us a definition. (if you're all wrong - I'll probably continue to call it a housecoat!)

    If the thread doesn't die a swift death, lets hear if you have similar "debates" with friends, family, or the rest of the world in a similar vein.
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    It's a dressing gown.

    Scousers call them housecoats. You don't want to talk like that la.
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    A housecoat??

    It's a dressing gown!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsch Wolf View Post
    It's a dressing gown.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrannosaurus Dan View Post

    It's a dressing gown!
    This.

    I'd never heard of a housecoat prior to reading this thread.

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    Always thought housecoat was posh, but if scousers say it then that can't be true. Either way its a dressing gown weirdo.
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    GTFO with this "housecoat" nonsense

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    Without wanting to call anyone a Muppet, its a dressing gown you Muppet

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    that's me proper told...
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    In our house, TWF is known as "world news", because most times I pop online I skim read the forum. When asked what I am doing I used to say I'm seeing what's happening in the world. This got shortened to "world news" and has stuck.
    She'll be overjoyed world news has spoken in her favour!
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    This reminds me of a Stephen Mangan thread on twitter where he asked what the end slice on a loaf is called. Clearly, it is called the crust but plenty of people thought it was called something else.
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    I like you Warren, I really do...but you can be fucking strange at times. Housecoat? I bet you wear a nightcap to bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemonjelly View Post
    A place to settle a number of disputes. The wisdom of the forum can settle in a nice, friendly, democratic way which is the correct label for an object where a dispute arises.

    For example:
    As a kid, we had a housecoat. We'd wear it over pj's, especially in the winter. Of course, we'd always wear it following a bath or shower.
    The good lady calls it a dressing gown.
    Years and years of training have resulted in me being unable to call it a dressing gown. It's a housecoat. I still call it a housecoat all the time. She tells me she doesn't know what I'm referring to, and that I am just plain wrong.
    Matters are compounded by the occasional idiot proclaiming said garment to be a bathrobe, causing mr and mrs jelly to unite and mock them.

    So who is correct here? Let TWF give us a definition. (if you're all wrong - I'll probably continue to call it a housecoat!)

    If the thread doesn't die a swift death, lets hear if you have similar "debates" with friends, family, or the rest of the world in a similar vein.
    Are you sure that you really know what this place is?

    Anyway mine's a smoking jacket - none of this pleb language
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrannosaurus Dan View Post
    This reminds me of a Stephen Mangan thread on twitter where he asked what the end slice on a loaf is called. Clearly, it is called the crust but plenty of people thought it was called something else.
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    You started it so lets get into it...

    It's clearly a bread cob

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    I remember when my wife and I rented a house in Penn. Her Dad came to help us move and I took him to Penn Chippy for lunch. He asked for a 'chip batch' and got a proper 'you wot mate' look from the kid serving!

    Edit: My wife is from Nuneaton and apparently that's what they call a bread roll. I call it a bap. When I lived in Preston they called it a barm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Hullis View Post
    You started it so lets get into it...

    It's clearly a bread cob
    Why are you sticking "bread" in front of it? Do you have "pasta spaghetti" for your tea?

    Anyway that's a bap (soft), cobs are harder. Northerners call them all kinds of weird shit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsch Wolf View Post
    Why are you sticking "bread" in front of it? Do you have "pasta spaghetti" for your tea?

    Anyway that's a bap (soft), cobs are harder. Northerners call them all kinds of weird shit.
    Well yes, technically. Spaghetti is the shape of the pasta...

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    Agree with Dan - that's clearly a bap
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    Going to uni was a real eye opener. Those southern fairies got some right strange words in their vocabulary.

    “Bundle” instead of “pile on”
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    bap or a bun at a stretch. They used to call them tea-cakes in halifax when I worked there, LJ would fit right in with those oddities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsch Wolf View Post
    Why are you sticking "bread" in front of it? Do you have "pasta spaghetti" for your tea?

    Anyway that's a bap (soft), cobs are harder. Northerners call them all kinds of weird shit.
    He's on the money here.
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    Yep
    Bap = soft
    Cob = hard

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    Dressing gown
    Cob

    What do you call the end of the bread? Crust, anyone that calls it the heel, the noggin, or the ender are weirdos.

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    If they were slightly bigger & dusted with flour then would be scotch rolls - no real difference in taste just bigger & dusted with flour
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    Dressing gown (My partner and her family call it a housecoat, initially I thought they were just posh)

    Cob (I would call a bap a bigger, more boring and shit tasting, perfectly round, with flour on it version of that)

    Crust (never knew it had variation!)




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    One of my mates used to call a denim jacket a 'jean jacket'. He also said 'facecloth' instead of 'flannel'. The weirdo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrannosaurus Dan View Post
    One of my mates used to call a denim jacket a 'jean jacket'. He also said 'facecloth' instead of 'flannel'. The weirdo.
    I say facecloth.

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    Maybe I'm the weirdo then...
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    I asked for a fish supper in a chippy in Warwick last week. Might as well have been speaking swahili.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lycan View Post
    I asked for a fish supper in a chippy in Warwick last week. Might as well have been speaking swahili.
    You're one of those foreigns though. Don't speak the language properly.
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