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mellybrown Apr 21st 2008 9:45 pm

toilet, bathroom, restroom........
 
ok what is the correct termage (i like this word...) for going to the loo!!!

When is it a bathroom and when is it a restroom...and why the hell cant i say im going to the toilet!!!!

JEM3110 Apr 21st 2008 9:49 pm

Re: toilet, bathroom, restroom........
 

Originally Posted by mellybrown (Post 6244721)
ok what is the correct termage (i like this word...) for going to the loo!!!

When is it a bathroom and when is it a restroom...and why the hell cant i say im going to the toilet!!!!

Bathroom - at home (yours or anyone else's)
Rest Room - when in a public place - store, restaurant etc

I don't really know why you can't say the "T" word???

Edit:
I guess it's polite to say "bathroom" rather than toilet. "Bathroom" suggests that you may just wish to wash your hands - "toilet" just states the obvious!

CitySimon Apr 21st 2008 9:50 pm

Re: toilet, bathroom, restroom........
 
Restroom if it in a restaurant/bar/truckstop/service-station

Bathroom if it in a persons house (or has a bath)

TruBrit Apr 21st 2008 9:52 pm

Re: toilet, bathroom, restroom........
 

Originally Posted by mellybrown (Post 6244721)
and why the hell cant i say im going to the toilet!!!!

you can.

CitySimon Apr 21st 2008 9:54 pm

Re: toilet, bathroom, restroom........
 

Originally Posted by JEM3110 (Post 6244738)
I don't really know why you can't say the "T" word???

I think that the "T Word", rather than referring to the room itself (as in England), is only used to describe the thing you sit on and I think is not entirely descriptive of the complete facilities.

In England, I think it'd be like asking where the cistern was.

Alternatively, it might be considered to not be very polite a word to use in conversation, as in "It is a receptacle for crap".

Optimus Prime Apr 21st 2008 9:56 pm

Re: toilet, bathroom, restroom........
 

Originally Posted by CitySimon (Post 6244763)
"It is a receptacle for crap".

Big deal...so is BE.

JEM3110 Apr 21st 2008 9:56 pm

Re: toilet, bathroom, restroom........
 

Originally Posted by CitySimon (Post 6244763)
I think that the "T Word", rather than referring to the room itself (as in England), is only used to describe the thing you sit on and I think is not entirely descriptive of the complete facilities.

In England, I think it'd be like asking where the cistern was.

Alternatively, it might be considered to not be very polite a word to use in conversation, as in "It is a receptacle for crap".

Or as my father used to say "I'm off to see a man about a dog!" What????

JEM3110 Apr 21st 2008 9:57 pm

Re: toilet, bathroom, restroom........
 

Originally Posted by Optimus Prime (Post 6244770)
Big deal...so is BE.

:rofl::rofl::rofl: where else are we supposed to go for a (brain) dump???

TruBrit Apr 21st 2008 9:58 pm

Re: toilet, bathroom, restroom........
 

Originally Posted by JEM3110 (Post 6244774)
Or as my father used to say "I'm off to see a man about a dog!" What????

:lol: so did mine :wub:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...an+about+a+dog

Optimus Prime Apr 21st 2008 9:59 pm

Re: toilet, bathroom, restroom........
 

Originally Posted by JEM3110 (Post 6244777)
:rofl::rofl::rofl: where else are we supposed to go for a (brain) dump???

3 word thread in the Lounge.

ugacrew Apr 21st 2008 10:00 pm

Re: toilet, bathroom, restroom........
 

Originally Posted by JEM3110 (Post 6244774)
Or as my father used to say "I'm off to see a man about a dog!" What????

I sometimes say I'm going to visit the head. I get funny looks when I say that.

Optimus Prime Apr 21st 2008 10:01 pm

Re: toilet, bathroom, restroom........
 

Originally Posted by ugacrew (Post 6244792)
I sometimes say I'm going to visit the head. I get funny looks when I say that.

We would say head(s)

CitySimon Apr 21st 2008 10:01 pm

Re: toilet, bathroom, restroom........
 

Originally Posted by Optimus Prime (Post 6244770)
Big deal...so is BE.

But the difference is that I don't mind spending all day staring at this crap. :)


("Going to spend a penny" always succeeds in confusing a good number of Americans as well)

JEM3110 Apr 21st 2008 10:01 pm

Re: toilet, bathroom, restroom........
 

Originally Posted by Optimus Prime (Post 6244790)
3 word thread in the Lounge.

I don't like going in there, it's scary! :ohmy:

ugacrew Apr 21st 2008 10:02 pm

Re: toilet, bathroom, restroom........
 

Originally Posted by Optimus Prime (Post 6244794)
We would say head(s)

Or latrine. Military thing.


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