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Dressing gown or house coat?

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:35 pm
by crusto
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:

Re: Dressing gown or house coat?

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:46 pm
by necronom
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?

Re: Dressing gown or house coat?

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:49 pm
by markopoloman
What the ferk is a House coat? :? Dressing gown obviously!

Re: Dressing gown or house coat?

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:51 pm
by Dave300
I'd guess House Coat is what our American friends would call a DRESSING GOWN...?

Re: Dressing gown or house coat?

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:58 pm
by crusto
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

Re: Dressing gown or house coat?

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:02 pm
by Antiriad2097
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.

Re: Dressing gown or house coat?

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:08 pm
by Son_of_Shinobi
Slap the wife, ala the woman on the plane in Airplane! until she no longer makes silly statements :lol:

Re: Dressing gown or house coat?

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:17 pm
by koopa42
What in the BLUE F### is a house coat? :?: :?: :?: :!: :!: :!: :?: :?: :?: :?: :!: :!: :!: :!: :|

Re: Dressing gown or house coat?

Posted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:18 pm
by felgekarp
I prefer a smoking jacket myself.

Re: Dressing gown or house coat?

Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:54 am
by The Laird
markopoloman wrote:What the ferk is a House coat? :? Dressing gown obviously!
THIS^^^^^

Re: Dressing gown or house coat?

Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:06 am
by RetroBob
Never heard of house coat!

Re: Dressing gown or house coat?

Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:07 am
by IronMaidenRule
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.

Re: Dressing gown or house coat?

Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:25 am
by psj3809
Never heard of house coat

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

Re: Dressing gown or house coat?

Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 4:36 am
by koopa42
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.

Re: Dressing gown or house coat?

Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 5:05 am
by aztecca
Bath robe