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  • Reverse psychology?

    January 18, 2010

  • Please don't anyone record a Wordnik pronunciation for this abominable phrase, lest I pluck out my beard and wear sackcloth for a year!

    January 18, 2010

  • I've sometimes wondered if there is confusion between "suite" and "suit" because "suite" might mean "a fancy room". A "bedroom suite" might mean "a fancy bedroom" to those speakers who refer to a collection of matching beds, dressing tables, dressers, nightstands, etc. as "bedroom suits".

    January 18, 2010

  • "Bedroom suit" is a southern US curiosity heard on television commercials, and seen in newspaper adverts and "on sale" cards in furniture store windows. Apparently the concept of "suite" denoting a collection of similar or related items is lost on the speakers.

    January 18, 2010