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23-10-2020, 09:03 AM
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Are You Common If You Hang Your Washing Out On A Washing Line?

I was talking to someone and telling him how l loved to hang my washing out and see it blowing in the wind.
He told me his late wife would never have a washing line and hang washing out as it was common! She dried all her washing in the tumble drier.

I couldn’t believe what he was saying as l had never heard such a thing before but on googling it... some do deem it as ‘common’ to have a washing line!

Have you ever heard such a thing and what are your thoughts on this?
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23-10-2020, 09:15 AM
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Re: Are You Common If You Hang Your Washing Out On A Washing Line?

I agree, a washing line is sooo common, actually we are really upmarket with a rotary airer from B&Q, so much posher innit....
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23-10-2020, 09:20 AM
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Hi

Hanging washing outside is banned on certain developments.

Maggies house in Dulwich was one such.
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23-10-2020, 09:39 AM
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Not common, emminently sensible. I believe it has been proved that sunshine actually helps to kill any lingering bacteria!
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23-10-2020, 09:51 AM
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Well - I would never use a tumble dryer, My laundry hangs out on a proper laundry line in the back garden. Fresh air makes it smell nice and it is much easier to iron. If is raining then it hangs on a laundry line in the garage - but with the windows open.

Is there anything nicer than sliding into clean sheets that smell of sunshine and fresh air?
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23-10-2020, 09:56 AM
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I'm closet common. We've got high hedges around our garden so nobody sees our washing hanging on the rotary washing line.
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23-10-2020, 10:00 AM
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I have no other way of drying clothes other than my Hills Hoist or lines in the car port (rarely use the latter)

Unless you live in a block of flats I can't see why you wouldn't put clothes on a line, "common" is such a British class thing.
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23-10-2020, 10:08 AM
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Re: Are You Common If You Hang Your Washing Out On A Washing Line?

Originally Posted by Artangel ->
I was talking to someone and telling him how l loved to hang my washing out and see it blowing in the wind.
He told me his late wife would never have a washing line and hang washing out as it was common! She dried all her washing in the tumble drier.

I couldn’t believe what he was saying as l had never heard such a thing before but on googling it... some do deem it as ‘common’ to have a washing line!

Have you ever heard such a thing and what are your thoughts on this?
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23-10-2020, 10:31 AM
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What's washing?
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I must be very common
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