Posted by Lotg (OZ) on September 09, 2004
In Reply to: I was at a chiropractor's lair posted by ESC on September 08, 2004
: : : : Hi,
: : : : What is the name of the workshop of a chiropractor?
: : : : a saloon? a shop? orr....
: : : : thanks a lot in advance
: : : A charlatans lair?
: : I think you mean "salon", which is defined as "a stylish business establishment or shop", instead of "saloon" which is a tavern or bar.
: : But I wouldn't say "salon". I'd say "office" here in the northeastern U.S., although Flyguy's alternative is applicable if you have insurance.
Lair. Haha, you sound like you have some bad experiences. Personally, I LOVE my chiropractor (well metaphorically speaking).
Here(in the land of Oz), we'd say 'rooms'. Much like a doctor. Although this term always amuses me when there is in fact only one room. We also say, Chiropractor's surgery sometimes, which is to me a chronic misnomer. But I can only assume it's a carry-over from doctor's surgery - which is also generally a misnomer when referring to a clinic or GP (general practice). But, nonetheless, it's a common thing to say here.