Jump to content

Why are coffee tables considered "bogan"?


  • Please log in to reply
58 replies to this topic

#1 CG123

Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:40 PM

Just wondering why coffee tables are considered bogan?

Not offended, just curious. I have two and am far from bogan...

Although I am currently wearing thongs, as I am most days happy.gif

#2 Glittery Fairy

Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:47 PM

Never heard of them being bogan... what's supposed to be bogan about them? i prefer coffee tables actually, i can't stand watching visitors balancing their drink/coffee on their knee.. and the chips bowl sitting on the couch.

#3 Ally'smum

Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:48 PM

I was wondering this as well, we don't have a coffee table so I am relieved that we are not bogan, but I am not sure why we aren't...

#4 bikingbubs

Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:50 PM

probably so its just another thing people can use to brag about being bogan.

personally, i find them quite useful so no idea about the real reason original.gif

#5 Chchgirl

Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:52 PM

Everything apart from breathing is bogan, apparently...

Who cares, I don't!

#6 RealityBites

Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:54 PM

I don't think they are, they are not in the definitive list: http://thingsboganslike.com/

#7 Awesome101

Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:54 PM

Huh? When did this happen? I have a coffee table and I always have people commenting on how nice my decor is... Oh well, suppose I can use it as a footrest now that I'm a bogan

#8 julieandmore

Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:54 PM

As a designer/decorator, I have found the reverse is true.  I have twice had clients/ customers tell me they don't need a coffee table because they don't drink coffee unsure.gif

#9 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 10 December 2012 - 02:59 PM

Because someone on EB once said it so it must be true. wink.gif

#10 Boombox

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:01 PM

QUOTE (Chchgirl @ 10/12/2012, 03:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Everything apart from breathing is bogan, apparently...

Who cares, I don't!



I think you'll find even breathing can be divided in Bogan breath and upper class breathing. It's all just snobbery in the end.

I'd have to add that I have the enviable position of visiting pretty typical bogans in their homes (as a health care worker), and while there are many native American or Harley Davidson ornaments, ashtrays on kitchen benches and massive screen TV's- there is rarely a coffee table. OP I think you've been misinformed.

#11 Guest_Maybelle_*

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:01 PM

My memory (maybe false?) about how this whole bogan coffee table thing is that somebody started a thread asking for advice about redecorating their living room and/or to ask for opinions on their wall colour.  Someone else replied and said something along the lines of "the colour is OK, but the coffee table is bogan".  And a legend was born.

#12 Mimikyu

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:02 PM

QUOTE (RealityBites @ 10/12/2012, 03:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't think they are, they are not in the definitive list: http://thingsboganslike.com/


They *have* to be!!! I repurposed my coffee table into an art station for DS just to reduce my boganity.

I don't drink coffee either wink.gif

#13 **Xena**

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:02 PM

It's from a very old thread about 5 years ago or something laughing2.gif

#14 seayork2002

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:05 PM

I am not sure but where do people keep their mugs/tea cups as they are drinking from them? and remotes

#15 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:08 PM

QUOTE (thecleanowl @ 10/12/2012, 03:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think you'll find even breathing can be divided in Bogan breath and upper class breathing. It's all just snobbery in the end.

I'd have to add that I have the enviable position of visiting pretty typical bogans in their homes (as a health care worker), and while there are many native American or Harley Davidson ornaments, ashtrays on kitchen benches and massive screen TV's- there is rarely a coffee table. OP I think you've been misinformed.

roll2.gif  'cos that will do it every time

#16 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:09 PM

QUOTE (seayork2002 @ 10/12/2012, 03:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am not sure but where do people keep their mugs/tea cups as they are drinking from them? and remotes

our remotes live on the TV cabinet or hidden under sofa pillows.  It's always a guessing game to find the remote.  biggrin.gif

#17 Lottie*

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:10 PM

Thank you OP for asking this question. I read this earlier today and could not work out why a coffee table makes someone bogan.  Surely there are other things higher on the list.  

Realitybites - i cannot believe there is a list of things bogans like.  Just took a sneak peek and its funny and well written. Thanks for sharing!

#18 Green Door

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:12 PM

I don't think they are bogan. I don't have one because it would just be another thing my kids jump all over.

#19 HRH Countrymel

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:12 PM

Well my sister smashed her nose on our big solid English oak coffee table when we were playing 'circus' back in the 70's.

She now has a crooked nose (and NO coffee table in HER house BTW!) so in her case it was probably the coffee table that made her a bogan and not the other way around!

Does a crooked nose make you bogan?  I mean Stephen Fry has a crooked nose and - well.... Stephen is no 'chav' is he? - but I know the 'rules' are different for boys and girls.



#20 seayork2002

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:13 PM

He has been in jail though original.gif

QUOTE (countrymel @ 10/12/2012, 04:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well my sister smashed her nose on our big solid English oak coffee table when we were playing 'circus' back in the 70's.

She now has a crooked nose (and NO coffee table in HER house BTW!) so in her case it was probably the coffee table that made her a bogan and not the other way around!

Does a crooked nose make you bogan?  I mean Stephen Fry has a crooked nose and - well.... Stephen is no 'chav' is he? - but I know the 'rules' are different for boys and girls.



#21 Z-girls rock

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:17 PM

I HATE coffee tables.

*because I am so posh* LOL
no. I dont know why. I just hate them. They always look crappy and they get in the way.

I use a side table. (for remotes and putting cups of tea on etc)

but I am giving into DH because he wants one. *sigh* so hard to find a nice one though. HATE them.

Edited by Z-girls rock, 10 December 2012 - 03:17 PM.


#22 Baroness Bubbles

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:17 PM

And the coffee cup rarely gets put down until empty in my house! lol

#23 BVB09

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:21 PM

Says WHO ? This is the first I have ever heard of coffee tables being BOGAN !!!!

#24 Sockergris

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:21 PM

But I like my mid century Danish teak coffee table with magazine rack. *flounces off*

#25 Jane Jetson

Posted 10 December 2012 - 03:22 PM

I think they're only bogan if you leave them out on the deck to gather spiderwebs like we have.

(We exiled it because DD1 kept braining herself on it as a toddler... and never brought it back in!)




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

'My mum doesn't seem that interested in my baby'

Q: My mother and I have always been close, but now that I have a baby, she has not helped out as much as I thought she would.

This mum has donated over 2,000 litres of breast milk

The mother-of-two was diagnosed with hyper-lactation.

New guidelines: "Bottle-feeding mums need support too"

Breast is best, but mums who can't, or choose not to breastfeed need support too.

Call to teach kids about breastfeeding at school

The aim is to increase breastfeeding rates and reduce stigma.

Dads also struggle to 'have it all', study finds

Men and women both experience work-family conflict.

'Working for nothing': Childcare crisis pushes Sydney parents to the brink

Most parents are experiencing substantial difficulties with the financial burden and lack of availability of childcare, as costs have more than doubled for some families in just over a decade.

Language development may start in the womb

Study found babies can recognise foreign languages before birth.

Paying $2.50 for a babycino? This is why...

Aren't babycinos just a bit of froth? Not so, it seems...

I'm a stay-at-home mum who's an awful housewife

"Hey, come here a second," my mum said as she replaced the book in my hands with a wooden spoon covered in what I prayed was red sauce. Together, we walked into the kitchen and hovered over the skillet like we were peering into a crystal ball. Looking into my future, I saw me eating a lot of take away.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Five things you need to know about flu and pregnancy

As the 2017 flu season begins in earnest, here?s what you need to know to protect yourself and baby.

Mum tips to keep your pre-baby budget in check

Money might be funny in a rich man's world (or so ABBA told us), but for the rest of us it's a major consideration – particularly before having a baby.

5 easy ways to make your maternity leave last longer

Maternity leave is a special time for you, your partner and your new little bundle. The last thing you want is for financial worries to stand in the way of that joy.

10 ways to keep your 'buying for baby' costs down

Becoming a parent is full of surprises – not least of all finding out that, for such small beings, babies cause a lot of chaos and expense.

5 ways to prepare to go from two incomes to one

Here are some ideas for getting that budget in shape, ready for being a one income family.

 

Baby Names

Need some ideas?

See what names are trending this year.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.