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Sunday, 8 May 2011

Sunday Rest: Word Not To Use Today: bungalow.

Oh, bungalow is just horrid. The word, I mean, there's nothing wrong with bungalows themselves. Except possibly for their being occupied almost exclusively by people with irritable dogs and florid curtains.

No, it's the actual word. It's all honking and lumpy - not only that, but bung sounds silly, and a low is somewhere no one would wish to be.

I don't know how widespread bungalows are throughout the world, but here in England it's what we call single-storey houses.

Personally, I think we'd be better off calling them...

...single-storey houses?

Word Not To Use Today: bungalow. This word is from the Hindi word bangla, which is a Bengali house. Though I expect these are charming.

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