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Do people say couch or sofa in California?

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Even for Canadians, "chesterfield" is an old-fashioned term that no one uses any more. I went shopping recently for two of those items, and all the stores called it a "sofa." (And so do I.)
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California since age 8 here.  We say both, but it's my impression that "couch" is more common.  Although when used with some modifiers, "sofa" seems almost expected.  As in "slip-covered sofa."  You might want to hit a site like Craiglist for the part of Cali you're thinking about for your setting and plug in both "couch" and "sofa" to see how many hits you get for each.
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