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Old Sep 15th 2017, 3:15 pm
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Originally Posted by moneypenny20 View Post
Scented (usually revolting) and coloured toilet paper.
In a related item - american airline toilet rolls. Why did they invent a completely useless product, it dissolves if you look at it, im pretty sure you can see through it, it has to be a joke from some manufacturer. Fly with any asian airline, and its the normal stuff we see in the uk and caribbean, WHY AMERICA!
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Old Sep 15th 2017, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
You must have mistaken them for something else. A number of things taste better with olives - pizza, salad, omelets, and sandwiches among other things. Little Miss P is picky about some things, but she does like extra olives on her salads and pizza.
I'll send her mine. Hate those vile things. Pick them out of salad and give to hubby and never ever ever order them on pizza. Gross!
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Old Sep 15th 2017, 3:22 pm
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Originally Posted by moneypenny20 View Post
Scented (usually revolting) and coloured toilet paper.
Hmmmm never saw colored toilet paper ... does it turn the tussy shades of magenta?
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Old Sep 15th 2017, 3:24 pm
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Head bands for newborn baby girls.
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Old Sep 15th 2017, 3:31 pm
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Originally Posted by moneypenny20 View Post
Scented (usually revolting) and coloured toilet paper.
I have never seen colored toilet paper in the US, I was told that it is not sold here because the coloured paper does not break down well in septic tanks... not sure if that is true or not but that is what I was told.
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Old Sep 15th 2017, 3:32 pm
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Not really frivolous because it probably costs little to nothing but one thing I don't understand is this recent fad with the 'man bun'.
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Old Sep 15th 2017, 3:33 pm
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I have never seen colored toilet paper in the US, I was told that it is not sold here because the coloured paper does not break down well in septic tanks... not sure if that is true or not but that is what I was told.
I saw christmas patterned toilet paper in someones house in texas last year... dont think it was pine scented, that was the cleaners they had.
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Old Sep 17th 2017, 2:26 am
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Head bands for newborn baby girls.
Yes, they look really daft, but I never dare say so!
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Old Sep 17th 2017, 3:55 am
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$500 handbags and 500 bhp road cars.
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Old Sep 17th 2017, 7:39 am
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Hate those vile things. Pick them out of salad and give to hubby and never ever ever order them on pizza. Gross!
That's exactly how I feel about anchovies ...
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I'll send her mine. Hate those vile things. Pick them out of salad and give to hubby and never ever ever order them on pizza. Gross!
But , but, but that's authentic.

Pineapple , chicken , sausage, chilli on the other hand.

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That's exactly how I feel about anchovies ...


I feel I've stepped into a pizza wasteland.




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Old Sep 17th 2017, 11:38 am
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Yes, they look really daft, but I never dare say so!
Like track suits for newborns too. They're not going jogging.
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Old Sep 17th 2017, 12:28 pm
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Originally Posted by Ash UK/US View Post
I have never seen colored toilet paper in the US, I was told that it is not sold here because the coloured paper does not break down well in septic tanks... not sure if that is true or not but that is what I was told.
I do remember coloured toilet paper from about 20 years ago, particularly pink, green, and blue, and it was fairly common. Your post reminded me that I hadn't seen it in a very long time.

I looked it up - the Internet never lies, right? Apparently coloured toilet paper became fashionable in the 1950s and 1960s because housewives wanted perfect colour scheme matches in the bathrooms. So toilet paper started to get manufactured in a range of colours to be able to match bathroom colour schemes.

Then around the 1990s, "colour neutral" started to become vogue, and consumer tastes changed. It was more expensive to produce coloured toilet paper, and with declining sales, producers just stopped. As well - the point about environmental damage took hold though it was never actually proven.

I saw the same things on two or three sites, and then stopped looking.

So I hope that satisfies everyone's curiosity.
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Old Sep 17th 2017, 12:31 pm
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Tattoos. Especially on women. Double especially on beautiful women.
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You apparently still can get coloured toilet paper on Amazon, from one particular company (don't know if I can name it due to site rules). $8 per pack.
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