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It's Not A 'property' - It's A House!

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Is it just me or does anyone else find it immensely irritating when people appearing on shows like location, property snakes etc. refer to houses as properties?

They wouldn't say "fancy coming round to my property for a drink later?", "I love what you've done with the property", "I've just bought my grandaughter a cute little doll's property" etc., however as soon as someone sticks a TV camera in their fat smug faces they just can't stop using the word - it's like a kind of soft furnishing induced tourettes..

Apart from how ridiculous these c0ckmunchers look, it just highlights how attitudes towards home ownership has changed and how everyone lucky enough (that's right - lucky, not financially astute) to have bought a place before the boom and make a paper 'profit' now consider themselves some kind of property tycoon.

OK rant over..

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Actualy the usage here is well established- when people think they're canny investors it's a 'property', and when they think they might be in danger of getting repossesed it's a their 'home'.

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I had a winning Bingo line once, and shouted 'Property'!!

Afterwards, the landlord at my local said 'Drinks are on the property!!'

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I had a winning Bingo line once, and shouted 'Property'!!

Afterwards, the landlord at my local said 'Drinks are on the property!!'

Have you seen Hugh Laurie in "Property"? He's very good, nails the accent...

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I bet he listens to Property Music too ....

Prop...prop.... prop... property-nation! Prop...prop.... prop... property-nation!

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Is it just me or does anyone else find it immensely irritating when people appearing on shows like location, property snakes etc. refer to houses as properties?

They wouldn't say "fancy coming round to my property for a drink later?", "I love what you've done with the property", "I've just bought my grandaughter a cute little doll's property" etc., however as soon as someone sticks a TV camera in their fat smug faces they just can't stop using the word - it's like a kind of soft furnishing induced tourettes..

Apart from how ridiculous these c0ckmunchers look, it just highlights how attitudes towards home ownership has changed and how everyone lucky enough (that's right - lucky, not financially astute) to have bought a place before the boom and make a paper 'profit' now consider themselves some kind of property tycoon.

OK rant over..

Good rant! :)

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None of you dickkheads hear of a thing called a flat then?

Don't know about you but I am capable of distinguishing between a house and a flat, and think I would understand if others did the same - although having said that, using a single term to avoid the need to remember two whole words is tempting indeed...

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Is it just me or does anyone else find it immensely irritating when people appearing on shows like location, property snakes etc. refer to houses as properties?

Yes, it annoys the hell out of me, I think it's used to make a house sound like an investment rather than a home.

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Glad it's not just me then. I work with someone who, along with his other half, is literally obsessed with house prices and all that goes with it. Spends every night wathching any and all of the propedee porn. No intention of moving and don't own any BTL, just obsessed. Always refers to his house as their 'property'. "I was paintng the front of my property at the weeekend" etc, etc. A horrible, horrible way to refer to your home.

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Like why are new houses called "newbuilds"? and not new houses like they are. Ok, I suppose the standard may be such that it cannot be sensibly called a house if it is pityful in size and scope, and thus they cannot by law decree it to be a house?

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Like why are new houses called "newbuilds"? and not new houses like they are. Ok, I suppose the standard may be such that it cannot be sensibly called a house if it is pityful in size and scope, and thus they cannot by law decree it to be a house?

Indeed. I must remember to tell everyone that my (rented) house... I mean... property is an "oldbuild".

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Haha, I nearly posted exactly this thought a couple of weeks ago!

It's like referring to every car as a 'vehicle'.

Yes some say a property is also an investment vehicle. :angry:

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The that woman from most haunted who would visit a different 'haunted property' every week

She uses the word about fifty times every single episode

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Is it just me or does anyone else find it immensely irritating when people appearing on shows like location, property snakes etc. refer to houses as properties?

They wouldn't say "fancy coming round to my property for a drink later?", "I love what you've done with the property", "I've just bought my grandaughter a cute little doll's property" etc., however as soon as someone sticks a TV camera in their fat smug faces they just can't stop using the word - it's like a kind of soft furnishing induced tourettes..

Apart from how ridiculous these c0ckmunchers look, it just highlights how attitudes towards home ownership has changed and how everyone lucky enough (that's right - lucky, not financially astute) to have bought a place before the boom and make a paper 'profit' now consider themselves some kind of property tycoon.

OK rant over..

Yes, always has done. It's a home to live in.

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