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    Yeah whats the go with the coffee table thing? Ive never heard that in my life. I think thats just people with coffee table envy

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    I think buttoneska's description is scarily accurate

    But like others I don't get the coffee table thing. I don't have one as I don't think they are necessary, but I wouldn't put in a on bogan criteria.

    This is a long shot, but maybe rich-rich people (like ye olde money, aristocracy) don't have coffee tables. Maybe it was a working class piece of furniture, historically. I'm sure wikipedia has the history of coffee tables.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Girl X View Post


    There are better links than Wikipedia I'm sure, but this has a chart of words used by the upper vs the not-so-upper classes...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U_and_non-U_English

    that list reminded me off the jam/marmalade joke - guess that definately means I am bogan..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    WELL im getting my bogan on tonight gonna have a JIMMIE and loiter around my yard while DF works on the car and the kids are running feral in the back yard(while im shoutin at em TO SHART ARP), with my fake nails and obviously dyed hair! might chuck some snags on the barbie while im at it.
    Oh can I come? I'll bring me own bundy's?!?!? Haha!!!

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coffee_table

    wiki basically said the coffee table was invented in England as a knock off of the Japanese style table and then made to in styles of the previous eras. So it's a rip off of one style mocked up to look like it was from another style. Sounds pretty bogan to moi.

    btw- not only do I have a coffee table, but I have a coffee table made in a god awful balinese style...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jessesgirl View Post
    Oh can I come? I'll bring me own bundy's?!?!? Haha!!!
    for sure!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homestar View Post
    for sure!!!
    F$&kin aye!! Haha

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    I wonder if the queen has a coffee table. She must be the antithesis of bogan so that would be a good test.

    Who suggested the coffee table criteria? Maybe they meant certain types of coffee tables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    Its funny because I had a teacher at school who always called her menstrual pads, napkins. Makes it seem far less posh
    I always used napkins until living in america and they were saying "wtf are you asking for at the dinner table??" haha. Yeah they all mentrual pads napkins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsMummy View Post
    I wonder if the queen has a coffee table. She must be the antithesis of bogan so that would be a good test.

    Who suggested the coffee table criteria? Maybe they meant certain types of coffee tables.
    Maybe they meant people who eat at the coffee table?


 

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