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Livingroom / living room ... Why?

Postby P/o Prune » Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:18 pm

Is there any reason why the word Living room is divided into two words while Bedroom is not?
I get a spelling error when I run the word livingroom through the text editor (English - UK) and it suggests splitting the word.
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Re: Livingroom / living room ... Why?

Postby Campbell » Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:13 pm

I would spell it as a single word.
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Re: Livingroom / living room ... Why?

Postby ralphmerridew » Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:11 pm

I've always seen it as two words.
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Re: Livingroom / living room ... Why?

Postby Lazzah » Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:18 pm

I think it is one of the quirks of the English language.

I have never seen "living room" spelt as one word, and I cannot recall ever seeing bedroom spelt as "bed room"!
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Re: Livingroom / living room ... Why?

Postby Saprophyte » Tue May 09, 2017 10:21 am

This is really a perfect question. As here in Australia where we use the British English, we use the bedroom. And another one word is bed linen and bedlinen. Both ways to use, why?
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Re: Livingroom / living room ... Why?

Postby Hensman Int'l » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:49 am

Upstairs we have the Living Room, downstairs is the Family Room. I suppose it definitely beats having a Dying Room. :P
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