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Old 07-17-2020, 05:14 PM
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I'm seeing a lot of "Chester Drawers" posted on marketplace while helping ds and gf look for affordable furniture. Clearly I think it is "chest of drawers" but do lots of people actually say chester????


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Old 07-17-2020, 05:18 PM
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Must be people under a certain age.
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Old 07-17-2020, 05:23 PM
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I've never heard that before!!
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Old 07-17-2020, 05:30 PM
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I've not heard this before but it's pretty darn funny. Chester might not like it if people are selling his drawers.
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Old 07-17-2020, 05:35 PM
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Do the same people who say Chester Drawers also say they have Arthuritis?


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Old 07-17-2020, 05:58 PM
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YES! I even had a furniture salesman say it! I knew I hadn't misheard him because he then shortened it to Chester... I guess I looked at him funny and he claim it was because what I was buying was a cross between a Chest and a Dresser...

To his credit, it was a strange unit but still. (What I bought looked like someone had taken a regular 4 drawer chest of drawers and put a smaller 2 x 2 chest of drawers on top of it. It is bolted at the back and could technically be separated. It is about 5.5-6 foot tall.)
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Old 07-17-2020, 06:18 PM
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We see it a lot on buying/selling groups in my area. The first time we saw it we laughed and laughed.

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Old 07-17-2020, 06:32 PM
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Okay dokey. Yes I'm sure Chester would like his drawers back.
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Old 07-17-2020, 06:52 PM
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The people who say "chester drawers" must be the same people who say "for all intensive purposes"
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Old 07-17-2020, 07:24 PM
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I hear that often around here.

One of my friends always talks about “mute points” and says “wah-la” often. At first I thought she was just saying them funny because, well . . . our accent. Nope. She writes them that way on her FB and Instagram posts.


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Old 07-17-2020, 07:36 PM
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If you haven't discovered Jeff Foxworthy and his red neck dictionary, head over to YouTube. You will not be sorry.
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Old 07-18-2020, 12:19 AM
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Sometimes people mispronounce words that are in their reading but not their speaking vocabulary. A friend recently used "efficacy" correctly in a sentence but put the accent on the second syllable.

People who say Chester drawers, wahla, and for all intensive purposes have those expressions in their listening/speaking vocabulary but not their reading vocabulary.It is understandable and even cute when children do it. In adults, it often means they haven't/don't read much.
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Old 07-18-2020, 05:21 AM
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The people who say "chester drawers" must be the same people who say "for all intensive purposes"
Yes, and I’ve even seen this one written right here in the Lounge: “take it for granite.”
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Old 07-18-2020, 06:16 AM
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Until I was in high school I thought people said "nip it in the butt" I pictured a dog biting a butt and that would make whatever stop, so it kinda made sense.

Poor Chester has had his drawers talked about by so many
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Old 07-18-2020, 06:38 AM
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I'm from south-east KY and I hear it all of the time! Usually from older folks.
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Old 07-18-2020, 06:56 AM
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I can admit that I used to think that was the name because that's all I had ever heard. My mind was blown when I found out the actual name.
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Old 07-18-2020, 07:16 AM
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It must be the same people looking for a knife table instead of a night table.
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Old 07-18-2020, 04:09 PM
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My grandmom always called the sink a zinc.
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Old 07-18-2020, 05:59 PM
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Yes! I had forgotten about that, but my parents and grandmother always called them chester drawers. They are from the mid Atlantic. I have no idea if its because of their would be ages (between 90 and 130 years old) or their former geographical location.

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