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kjstrukel

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Couch, sofa or davenport -- what do you call it
« on: November 02, 2012, 06:25:16 am »
I call it a couch, my parents have a sofa, and my grandparents had a davenport.   What about you?

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Re: Couch, sofa or davenport -- what do you call it
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2012, 06:29:39 am »
I call it a couch!   My parents also called it a couch!

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Re: Couch, sofa or davenport -- what do you call it
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2012, 07:29:13 am »
I call the long one a couch and the short one a sofa.  I have never called anything a davenport and I don't really know the difference.

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Re: Couch, sofa or davenport -- what do you call it
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2012, 07:36:05 am »
My mother used to call it the davenport, I call it the couch and my boyfriend calls it the sofa. :peace:

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Re: Couch, sofa or davenport -- what do you call it
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2012, 08:01:51 am »
Usually couch....occasionally sofa.  It's funny how people use different words depending on the area of the country they are from.

I.E.  purse vs. pocketbook, soda vs. pop, etc....

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Re: Couch, sofa or davenport -- what do you call it
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2012, 08:16:38 am »
Sometimes divan, sometimes couch & sometimes sofa.   I don't remember what my parents called them but I don't think it was davenport.


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Re: Couch, sofa or davenport -- what do you call it
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2012, 08:19:46 am »
We call it a sofa and sometimes we call it a couch.  I don't know what a davenport is????? :dontknow:

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Re: Couch, sofa or davenport -- what do you call it
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2012, 10:11:29 am »
Mainly I call it a couch, but I love to refer to it as a davenport just to see what kind of reaction I can get. My grandparents were the only people I have heard call it that.

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Re: Couch, sofa or davenport -- what do you call it
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2012, 10:38:10 am »
Couch most of the time.  May use sofa here and there.

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Re: Couch, sofa or davenport -- what do you call it
« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2012, 04:30:21 pm »
  Yeah, It is what it is. I grew up with davenports, then my folks bough a sofa in the 1950's. Then , my wife and I bought our first couch in 1962. I grew up with linoleum floors, roll up window shades, curtains, and even a Ice box. My children grew up with refrigerators, tile floors, carpeting and drapes. I had it wonderful though, for some people in this world still have dirt floors to this day!!! :heart:
Wisdom came late, Very late!!!

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Re: Couch, sofa or davenport -- what do you call it
« Reply #10 on: November 02, 2012, 05:22:10 pm »
I have always called it a couch and so does my parents. I have heard others call it a sofa, but I have never heard someone call it a davenport.
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Re: Couch, sofa or davenport -- what do you call it
« Reply #11 on: November 03, 2012, 04:53:06 am »
I think "davenport" is a midwestern term.  Lots of folks from other parts of the country have never heard of it!

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Re: Couch, sofa or davenport -- what do you call it
« Reply #12 on: November 03, 2012, 05:58:02 am »
Couch. ::) ::) ::)
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Re: Couch, sofa or davenport -- what do you call it
« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2012, 06:00:34 am »
i call it a couch   :bunny:

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Re: Couch, sofa or davenport -- what do you call it
« Reply #14 on: November 03, 2012, 06:02:50 am »
Sofa

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