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Lars:
> one thing I hear a lot here in Reading is 'I was sat/stood' where I'd
> use 'I was sitting/standing.' Is that a general development in English
> English, or are they weird here?

It's normal, not really stigmatized, but only marginally standard; certainly
not an haute bourgeois locution. I say it.

Cf. I am come, I am gone, I am arrived, The leaves are fallen, He is drunk.

--And.