I have a small home with an open-style living room and kitchen. I live in a northern state. My family in the south all have living rooms; so do my Eastern relatives and also the ones in the west. My DH and all his family refers to our living room (and theirs) as the "front room", even though ours is not in the front! I have never heard this expression anywhere else except in this state. Does anyone else use this expression? I hate it!