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When you figuratively sweep your "stuff", does it go under a rug or under the carpet?

Posted - January 19, 2023


  • 845
    If you meant this literally (I don't need any more arcs over the head), the only area of this apartment that can be swept is the balcony. I live on the second floor, so when no one is looking, it gets swept over the edge.
      January 20, 2023 4:53 PM MST

  • 10049
    I guess what I really meant is, if you use that expression, do you say "rug" or "carpet". 

    I say rug. To me, carpet is wall to wall and secured to the floor. I don't get how one would manage to sweep anything under it! 

    I won't tell, as long as you're just sweeping dust. ;)

    I am not a fan of figuratively sweeping things under rugs. Stuff just grows bigger and starts to really stink under there when you do that. In my opinion, of course. 
      January 20, 2023 5:06 PM MST

  • 845
    It's not an expression that I use very often, but I believe that I use the word rug.

    It's true, this place is all wall to wall carpeting. My daughter uses a walker so we avoid use of rugs as a tripping hazard.

    It's mostly leaves and twigs (outdoor stuff) on the balcony.
      January 20, 2023 5:16 PM MST

  • 23001

    Rug, for sure.
      January 20, 2023 5:45 PM MST

  • 52973



      (Is this question really just a surreptitious reference to my failure to respond to the civil lawsuit you’ve filed against me? Grrrrrrr.)

      February 5, 2023 11:10 AM MST

  • 10049
    Good luck with that, Randy D. Every bit of it. 

      February 7, 2023 8:00 PM MST

  • 52973


      I’m still hoping that you and I can settle out of court. (Shhhhhhh.)


      February 8, 2023 5:00 AM MST