I wasn't too disappointed that it was postponed. I had a good idea but then I got sick--sore throat, a few aches, and I think a little fever. So while I skip How-to Tuesday and instead contemplate on how to get feeling better, here is your assignment.
Please don't read this and then leave. This is something I've long been curious about and you can help me.
As I was growing up, we called this long thing you sit on by a certain name. It was a name that raised a few eyebrows and even merited a couple of snickers from friends who came to visit. I'd like to know what you called the long piece of furniture that seats three or more.
Next, I'd like to know what you call this thing in front of the passenger seat of the car--the place where you stow the owner's manual, insurance cards, pens, assorted snacks, and sometimes a roll of toilet paper.
If you could tell me what part of the country (or world) you're from and what you called these two things, I'd appreciate it.
I know this isn't extremely scientific and probably won't prompt me to contribute to their wikipedia pages, but it will feed my curiosity about the words used and for this word nerd, it will be be kinda fun. It might even make me feel better, which in turn gives you something you can feel really good about.
Any words you're curious about?
(Couch Image from the Corona collection at Macys.com, Glovebox Image from classicgaragedfw.com)