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Title: Sofa or couch
Post by: Nancy5 on November 08, 2019, 06:54:41 pm
What do you call it, a sofa or a couch?
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Post by: dsosnowski06 on November 08, 2019, 08:45:57 pm
Have always called it a couch but I just shopped for a new one in the store I called it a sofa.  LOL  :)
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Post by: dreamyxo on November 08, 2019, 09:02:30 pm
Couch.  I'm from the east coast not sure that makes a difference.  I know some people from different regions use different terms for things.
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Post by: DEBMZ6 on November 08, 2019, 09:22:50 pm
I've always called it a couch.
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Post by: berthabutt on November 08, 2019, 10:55:10 pm
I say couch.  Sofa is a little too formal for me.
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Post by: ccandpam on November 09, 2019, 03:42:22 am
Most of the time, I call it a Couch. I do catch myself, sometimes calling it a Sofa.
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Post by: gwilson31 on November 09, 2019, 04:55:13 am
I've always called it a couch.  Sofa sounds a little too fancy (like it belongs in a parlor) :)
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Post by: gtdoss on November 09, 2019, 05:35:28 am
I call it a couch (what my mom called it). My husband calls it a sofa (what his mom called it). Both of my kids call it a couch. My cat just calls it "Mine."  :peace:
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Post by: 1imaginarygirl on November 09, 2019, 06:46:07 am
I've always called it a couch, although I like the sound of "sofa" better.

Technically, there is a difference. A sofa has two arms, and a couch has one or none.
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Post by: gaylasue on November 09, 2019, 06:52:27 am
It's always been a couch to me.
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Post by: gwilson31 on November 09, 2019, 07:14:24 am
I've always called it a couch, although I like the sound of "sofa" better.

Technically, there is a difference. A sofa has two arms, and a couch has one or none.

I never knew that.  You learn something new everyday. :)
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Post by: oldbuddy on November 09, 2019, 08:41:37 am
We call it a Setee, we don't have room for a couch.
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Post by: kvanwert on November 09, 2019, 09:00:25 am
I have always called it a couch. Is there really a difference?
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Post by: ancmetro on November 09, 2019, 07:40:03 pm

  What is the difference?
  Different names for the same thing...why?
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Post by: lisah0410 on November 09, 2019, 08:12:22 pm
I like calling it a couch it seems to be a better name than sofa!
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Post by: Mizzkizz7 on November 10, 2019, 12:18:54 am
Couch
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Post by: ktheodos on November 10, 2019, 06:14:17 am
Either really......more likely to say sofa though......
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Post by: catchow on November 10, 2019, 09:54:39 am
As long as I can remember we have called it a couch
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Post by: calendria on November 10, 2019, 11:19:52 am
 :in-love:
 :cat:

Got curious and did a search and here's what I found:

Difference between sofa and couch

Image: homedit.com
So, whereas a couch has no arms, a sofa is characterized by two arms and a uniform back. Sofas have more seating space than couches, and thus also tend to occupy more space in places they are kept. Another difference between the two pertains to a provision of a bed inside a sofa which is never found inside a couch.
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Post by: oldbuddy on November 10, 2019, 05:52:47 pm
:in-love:
 :cat:

Got curious and did a search and here's what I found:

Difference between sofa and couch

Image: homedit.com
So, whereas a couch has no arms, a sofa is characterized by two arms and a uniform back. Sofas have more seating space than couches, and thus also tend to occupy more space in places they are kept. Another difference between the two pertains to a provision of a bed inside a sofa which is never found inside a couch.
You can't believe everything you find on the Internet.
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Post by: tjshorty on November 10, 2019, 07:17:10 pm
Couch when speaking. Sofa when typing.  LOL  To me sofa was something that was in a parlor in bigger homes. Couch is something that actually gets used. 
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Post by: nannycoe1 on November 11, 2019, 05:11:34 am
couch is what I use
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Post by: bremer51 on November 11, 2019, 07:52:35 am
Couch for me. I like the sound of couch-potato better than sofa-potato.
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Post by: aflyingmonkey on November 11, 2019, 08:16:40 am
I call my couch a "couch"...   I have a couch that makes into a bed upstairs & that one is called a "sofa bed".

Is it a regional thing to call a "couch" a "sofa" ....   like calling a "soda" a "pop" or a "coke".   Interesting.
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Post by: yisa on November 11, 2019, 11:41:58 am
I use the two interchangeably.
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Post by: oldbuddy on November 14, 2019, 02:44:35 pm
After giving this further thought, how about not using either one? When you have company just wave your hand in the right direction and say, "Have a seat",
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Post by: jkhanson on November 14, 2019, 03:05:19 pm
I call it a couch.   I always thought that a sofa and a couch were the same thing.  Kind of like a "pop" is the same as a "soda"...perhaps a regional thing.

Interesting to me is that I think a "Sofa table" sounds better than a "couch table"
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Post by: bretay on November 14, 2019, 04:10:42 pm
i have always said couch...
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Post by: heypeg on November 14, 2019, 04:38:25 pm
A couch.
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Post by: darkxtsuna on November 15, 2019, 02:26:30 pm
Sofa since its more simple to say at my house rather then saying couch.
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Post by: nmbrown863 on November 17, 2019, 05:33:25 am
We call it a couch.
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Post by: pectacon on November 17, 2019, 12:36:01 pm
I favor couch but I have used them interchangeably. Is it a regional thing?
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Post by: calendria on November 18, 2019, 11:58:55 am
 :cat:

Must be a regional linguistic pattern because I found another one:


Bureau or Chest of Drawers?

bureau
[ˈbyo͝orō]

NOUN
bureaus (plural noun)


N America
a chest of drawers.
synonyms:
cabinet cupboard chiffonier sideboard
British
a writing desk with drawers and typically an angled top opening downward to form a writing surface.
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Post by: hawkeye3210 on November 18, 2019, 03:20:06 pm
I usually refer to it as a couch, but I have heard some older generations refer to it as a davenport. I hear sofa occasionally.
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Post by: arobinson1331 on November 24, 2019, 06:51:57 pm
i've always called it a couch. Honestly, I dont know if Ive ever heard anyone say sofa lol. Maybe in movies or something? ???
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Post by: ghunter on November 25, 2019, 07:40:43 am
I have always called it a couch, but sometimes I said sofa, don't know why.
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Post by: plennis on November 25, 2019, 09:07:29 am
I call it a couch (what my mom called it). My husband calls it a sofa (what his mom called it). Both of my kids call it a couch. My cat just calls it "Mine."  :peace:
   HAHAHAHAHA

We call it couch at my house.  My daughter is an interior designer and calls them couch.  Occasionally she will call it a sofa, but that is usually because that is what the client is calling it.
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Post by: killers2 on November 25, 2019, 01:49:41 pm
Always been couch for me.  We don't say sofa.
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Post by: cateyes1 on November 25, 2019, 01:52:16 pm
I have always called it a couch
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Post by: judylucas on November 25, 2019, 02:52:48 pm
It is a couch at my house and all of me have had arms
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Post by: pstovall on November 25, 2019, 10:35:13 pm
I grew up in Middle Tennessee, and it's always been a sofa to me! However, I, too, assumed that the two were interchangeable.  Probably, most everyone would know what you were talking about if you used either!
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Post by: king4cash on November 26, 2019, 07:27:44 am
I would not prefer couch now, but in the past they were called setee....
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Post by: mardukblood2009 on November 28, 2019, 03:57:08 am
We have always called it a couch at my house. I think my grandmother use to call it a sofa if I am not wrong.
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Post by: vp44 on November 29, 2019, 11:30:19 am
I call what I have a sectional.
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Post by: kleenex40 on November 29, 2019, 08:46:35 pm
I have always said cough,didnt know the difference between couch and a sofa entil i was in my twenties
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Post by: clickers on November 29, 2019, 09:06:39 pm
I thought they were basically the same except they have different designs.
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Post by: nickylanena on November 29, 2019, 11:52:20 pm
I usually say couch.
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Post by: myfreebees316 on November 30, 2019, 04:54:17 pm
The couch is more comfy for me than a sofa. Not to mention the investment in the right one could last for years t come. Buying cheap in furniture usually doesn't go well long term
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Post by: tantricia44 on November 30, 2019, 10:26:14 pm
Couch because a sofa looks sounds like a very large chair/recliner.