Is it a southern thing, to call a bedroom suite a "suit?"?
Whenever I hear it, it makes me cringe - like chalk on a chalkboard. Lol...
(A bedroom suite of furniture).
- Karen LLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
I don't think so. It's an 'I don't know how to pronounce that word' thing. That can happen anywhere.
- VAALv 41 month ago
The words have different meanings...a bedroom suite refers to a suite of rooms with an adjoining bath, a noun...the word suit is used to refer to a group of bedroom furniture.
- Anonymous1 month ago
It's a regional thing, sure.
I cringe whenever I hear northerners say they're standing on line. I glance down to see if a line is painted on the ground, and there never is.
- Pearl LLv 71 month ago
it might be for some people
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- Mr. SmartypantsLv 71 month ago
Yeah, that bothers me too. It REALLY irked me when I asked a girl I was dating once if she liked classical music, and she said yes, she especially loved the Nutcracker Suit.
But an in-law of mine from Texas, the only one in the family to go to college, pointed out to me that the word 'suit' (like a suit of clothes) IS a suite--a matched set of garments, coat, pants, vest.