Posts Tagged ‘rumpus room’

Basement is used across different languages, but what happened to rumpus rooms? Were they all replaced by media rooms and wine cellars? To translate, here in New York, a media room is a bachelor pad, and a wine cellar is the space behind the stairs (if you have stairs) where a case of wine can be stowed along with assorted tools and winter boots.

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An antiques shop on Atlantic Avenue has this sign for sale. I like looking at it, at sidewalk level (because I like thinking about sitting at a drugstore fountain), but if you bought it, what you do with it? I think it’s for people who move to suburbia and have a rumpus room. Or basement bar, or TV lounge, or do product placement in their living room ….

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