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The Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary give couch this definition:
couch (SEAT) Show phonetics
J LewisI think the point is that in all English-speaking countries there is a variety of valid words, but each country has its own view of what sounds usual, what sounds out of date etc. These variations are particularly noticeable in domestic situations (cooking terms, items of furniture) and in the more traditional jobs. In this case, as a Brit, I know "sofa" and "settee" (which was originally "settle"), while "divan" and "couch" sound less common, but I believe "couch" is more used in North America.Canadian vs. US use of "napkin", for example!
What do you mean by "Canada Vs US, napkin"? Do you mean the two countries use napkin
differently? I heard people say "kleenex" to mean napkins, and it is very popular.
In the U.K., as I understand it, a napkin is what goes on a baby's bottom to collect what comes out of the baby. In the U.S., this is called a diaper.
I'm not sure which one Canada uses.
Kleenex is a brand name for tissues, that flimsy paper that you blow your nose into.
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