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#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 Gembac8019

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 Let_it_Rain

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 Lagom

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!)




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