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One popular explanation is that the "Living room" came about after the custom of displaying the bodies of the deceased in the parlor was discontinued and a new name for this room (as opposed to the "family room") was created to distinguish it from that former custom as a room for the living only.

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The term living room was first coined by Edward William Bok, a Pulitzer Prize winning author. In 1825 is when the living room was used for every day social use.

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