Chaise longue

Alright ‘Murica. I’ve got a bone to pick with you.

Chaise longue.

Take a look at that phrase. Very closely.

First of all, the first word is French for chair. That should be a hint that the second word may also be French.

Take a look at where the U is. Most notably, it is not between the O and the N. That is where it would be if it said “lounge”. However, it is between the G and the E. That’s because it’s the feminine form of the French word for long.

As in “long chair”.

So please, stop calling it a “shays lounge”. It’s a “shez long”.

Author: Dave

Dave is many things. Most importantly, he's a husband and a father to Ellie and Jack. Almost as important, he's British (though he lives in Florida). Following on from there, he's a WordPress developer and civil engineer, has an unhealthy love of hummus, is vegan, likes cider, wants to travel to Iceland and Japan, loves solving puzzles and is a realist.

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