Sunday, January 29, 2006

Please, won't you sit down?

Pick one.
A. Sofa
B. Couch
C. Settee
D. Lounge
E. I know that piece of furniture by another name.

I'm a sofa girl myself. That's the design/fabric combination of one of the sofas in the den, by the way. I bought it from a couch man; he kept referring to it as a couch. I'd say something like Can I order this sofa in this fabric?, and he'd say No, that couch doesn't work with that fabric. It was slightly distracting. To me, couch is a verb.

To convey in language or words of a particular form.
"couch." Roget's II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1995. 29 Jan. 2006.