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Thread #132499   Message #4055525
Posted By: Charmion
27-May-20 - 04:26 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Tired of, bored with. How hard can this be?

"Chester drawers" is a new one to me -- possibly because the only Ontarians who say "chest of drawers" were carefully trained by their socially aspiring mothers to enunciate with exquisite care. I speak from personal experience here.

Everybody else says "dresser". Sixty years ago, you would hear "bureau" in the Ottawa Valley and around Montreal, but that now seems as antique -- and probably regional -- as "chesterfield".