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Old Apr 21st 2008, 10:04 pm
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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)
My hubby sometimes says he's "going to point Percy at the porcelain!" Classy eh?
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Old Apr 21st 2008, 10:05 pm
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My hubby sometimes says he's "going to point Percy at the porcelain!" Classy eh?
omg i've not heard that in yrs..my grandad used to say that.
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Old Apr 21st 2008, 10:08 pm
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Back in my trolley dolly days at Gulf Air I heard some of the most obscure and random words for the toilet. Filipinos refer to it as the 'comfort room' or simply the CR but the funniest thing I heard was a very well presented elderly lady in business class who asked me in a very strong Indian accent, 'Madam, can I use the john?'
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Old Apr 21st 2008, 10:10 pm
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My hubby sometimes says he's "going to point Percy at the porcelain!" Classy eh?
Going to point the pink pistol at the porcelain firing range!!!

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Old Apr 21st 2008, 10:23 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!!!!
I think "the bog" is the correct term here.
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Old Apr 21st 2008, 10:54 pm
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How about the "Khazi" then?

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A few days ago a was in a "restroom" that did its name justice.. It had some kind of resting area with sofas, I was in Nordstrom.. I don't know what I was expecting my first time in the US when I saw the word restroom, but something more than a common toilet for sure..
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you can.
I can and I do
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How about the "Khazi" then?
I use that one - an Indian bloke I once shared a house with told me it meant "throne" in one of the many languages of India.
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throne was one i hear lots in the uk.
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Old Apr 22nd 2008, 12:32 am
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I just hate people who ask for the bathroom. Then shit in my tub.
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I just hate people who ask for the bathroom. Then shit in my tub.
I always found that top decking was the best way to piss off a host! (taking a dump in the cistern)
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Old Apr 22nd 2008, 12:39 am
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'Gents' or 'Ladies' if in England, 'men's' and 'women's' everywhere else!
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Old Apr 22nd 2008, 1:02 am
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Roger Mellie's Profanisaurus has some great terms for going to the bog.

"Build a log cabin" was one of my faves!
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Old Apr 22nd 2008, 1:11 am
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Originally Posted by surly View Post
I think "the bog" is the correct term here.
My OH uses that...drives me crazy:curse:
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