Dressing gown or house coat?

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House coat or dressing gown?

House coat
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Dressing gown
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Something else more weird than house coat
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Dressing gown or house coat?

Post by crusto » Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:35 pm

Please help me settle a near 18 year feud with my wife...

I say it's a dressing gown, she says it's a house coat. :x Obviously I'm right, and a quick google adds weight to my argument. But as she still insists she is right (just to bug me probably!) I need the aid of the big guns. Can my fellow forumites add further weight to the argument, and tip the balance for me?

Any petulant "house coat" votes will be met with the ban hammer of course :wink:
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Re: Dressing gown or house coat?

Post by necronom » Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:46 pm

I've never heard of a 'House Coat'. What was it that you were arguing about, was it a particular item, or are you saying that some people generally call a Dressing Gown a 'House Coat', whatever one of those is?
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Re: Dressing gown or house coat?

Post by markopoloman » Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:49 pm

What the ferk is a House coat? :? Dressing gown obviously!
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Re: Dressing gown or house coat?

Post by Dave300 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:51 pm

I'd guess House Coat is what our American friends would call a DRESSING GOWN...?
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Re: Dressing gown or house coat?

Post by crusto » Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:58 pm

necronom wrote:I've never heard of a 'House Coat'. What was it that you were arguing about, was it a particular item, or are you saying that some people generally call a Dressing Gown a 'House Coat', whatever one of those is?
Yes, that is what I'm saying :lol: My wife and her entire family refer to them as house coats. Should I file for divorce or what lol
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Re: Dressing gown or house coat?

Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:02 pm

They are different things.

A dressing gown, as the name suggests, is a gown worn before or during or after the dressing process. I.e. it is a temporary garment for morning or night wear, or occasional day wear while changing.

A house coat is, as named, a coat for interior wear, more for comfort and warmth than discretion. While it may serve as a dressing gown, it is considered acceptable casual day wear when among acquaintances. A posh companion to the onesie, if you will.
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Re: Dressing gown or house coat?

Post by Son_of_Shinobi » Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:08 pm

Slap the wife, ala the woman on the plane in Airplane! until she no longer makes silly statements :lol:

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Re: Dressing gown or house coat?

Post by koopa42 » Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:17 pm

What in the BLUE F### is a house coat? :?: :?: :?: :!: :!: :!: :?: :?: :?: :?: :!: :!: :!: :!: :|

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Re: Dressing gown or house coat?

Post by felgekarp » Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:18 pm

I prefer a smoking jacket myself.
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Re: Dressing gown or house coat?

Post by The Laird » Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:54 am

markopoloman wrote:What the ferk is a House coat? :? Dressing gown obviously!
THIS^^^^^

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Re: Dressing gown or house coat?

Post by RetroBob » Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:06 am

Never heard of house coat!
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Re: Dressing gown or house coat?

Post by IronMaidenRule » Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:07 am

felgekarp wrote:I prefer a smoking jacket myself.
And a bit of Biro to smoke a Cigarette through?

Always known them as Dressing gowns, never heard of a house coat.

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Re: Dressing gown or house coat?

Post by psj3809 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:25 am

Never heard of house coat

I'll probably start wearing a dressing gown when i'm 65

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Re: Dressing gown or house coat?

Post by koopa42 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:36 am

I've always had a dressing gown, they are boss! Except when you first get your kinect and start doing kinect sports, blissfully unaware it's taking pics as you jump up and down.

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Re: Dressing gown or house coat?

Post by aztecca » Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:05 am

Bath robe
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