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Old Apr 21st 2008, 9:45 pm
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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!!!!
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Originally Posted by mellybrown View Post
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!

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Old Apr 21st 2008, 9:50 pm
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Restroom if it in a restaurant/bar/truckstop/service-station

Bathroom if it in a persons house (or has a bath)
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Originally Posted by mellybrown View Post
and why the hell cant i say im going to the toilet!!!!
you can.
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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".
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"It is a receptacle for crap".
Big deal...so is BE.
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Originally Posted by CitySimon View Post
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????
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Originally Posted by Optimus Prime View Post
Big deal...so is BE.
where else are we supposed to go for a (brain) dump???
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Or as my father used to say "I'm off to see a man about a dog!" What????
so did mine

http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...an+about+a+dog
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where else are we supposed to go for a (brain) dump???
3 word thread in the Lounge.
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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.
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I sometimes say I'm going to visit the head. I get funny looks when I say that.
We would say head(s)
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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)
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Originally Posted by Optimus Prime View Post
3 word thread in the Lounge.
I don't like going in there, it's scary!
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We would say head(s)
Or latrine. Military thing.
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