Drawing Room

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Anonymous User
Thursday 6 January 2005 3.46pm
Why is a drawing room so called?
Thursday 6 January 2005 3.54pm
it's where gentlemen went after a meal to smoke - 'drawing' being a description of inhalation of breath

I think that's where it comes from - though I'm not certain

[edit] a quick search on google, actually puts me wrong, and it's a shortened version of 'withdrawing room' - ie somewhere you can withdraw to, either after a meal, or a place to take guests into as they enter the house. [/edit]



Edited 1 times. Last edit at 6 January 2005 4.01pm by JonR.
Thursday 6 January 2005 4.59pm
are you rebranding your house Birdie?

what next? a scullery? (so called because they used to keep oars in there)

...if you press it, they will come.




Edited 1 times. Last edit at 6 January 2005 5.00pm by Ivanhoe.
Anonymous User
Thursday 6 January 2005 5.09pm
What a super idea - I wish I had more rooms! A Drawing Room and a Boudoir, a Vestibule, a Pantry and... not quite sure what to call the bathroom.

I shall be the Hyacinth Bucket of my street!
Friday 7 January 2005 11.50am
bathroom - "abolutions area" perhaps?
Friday 7 January 2005 12.24pm
Just the one bathroom?

Surely you're aware that all the best people now have a full suite of Roman Baths with tepidarium (warm room), caldarium (hot room) and fridgidarium (cold plunge pool). And if you use it for entertaining, an apodyterium (dressing room).
Anonymous User
Friday 7 January 2005 12.50pm
Claire - what about "ablutorium"??
Friday 7 January 2005 1.21pm
Pantry - for storing underwear and cooking pots
Scullery - for storing oars
Barfroom - for keeping vomit

...if you press it, they will come.
Friday 7 January 2005 1.45pm
(groan)
Friday 7 January 2005 3.02pm
quick Rabbie, you sound ill. Get to the barfroom immediately.

...if you press it, they will come.
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