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Friday, June 6, 2008

Kiwi-American decorating dictionary

New Zealanders purportedly speak English, though some days I have my doubts. I've compiled a short list of common words used at work (retail home furnishings):

bedside - nightstand
bedhead - headboard
napery - cloth napkin
serviette - paper napkin
robe - armoire
cushion - decorative pillow
pillow - bed pillow
hamper - basket
2-seater - loveseat
3-seater - sofa
4-seater - really big sofa
aluminium - aluminum
bin - trashcan
chilly bin - cooler
en suite - bathroom connected to a bedroom
lounge - living room
homely - homey