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Old Apr 22nd 2008, 3:44 am
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Originally Posted by chicagojlo View Post
It's also the way you get UTIs ladies, at least if you do it a few too many times!
Okay...With that statement, I'm beginning to think this has officially become a chick thread.
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Old Apr 22nd 2008, 3:45 am
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Originally Posted by Rete View Post
I would ask "Where is the ladies' room" If its a man asking, it would be "Where is the men's room"
I ask for the ladies or the bathroom.. Never use restroom, I don't like the sound of it and I find it hard to pronounce..
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Originally Posted by Nu-Shooz View Post
lol, when i was in America i asked someone where the toilet was!!!! I got a very strange look and she said 'toilet whats one of them?"
I was like "you're kidding me, right?"
So i said i need to go for a wee!!! Ah, restroom she said

Jeez, we got there in the end, but a toilet is a toilet, not a room where you rest.
At least in OZ they know what a toilet is.
I think they understand but find it rude toilet sounds like s***ter or similar to the refined ears of our American brothers..
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Yeah, that's what we ladies want to squeeze with our PC muscles, lol. Toothpaste. What a waste.
Not if your bloke is standing 20 yards away with his mouth wide open, lol!
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Old Apr 22nd 2008, 4:00 am
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Using the word "toilet" to describe anything other than the actual porcelain goddess herself is considered crass, rude, offensive, and a lot of other mean, nasty words that are listed in that section of the thesaurus. You will get funny looks if you use it as a euphemism for the room in which the toilet is located.

Restroom = public, bathroom = private. Despite the names, resting in the restroom is not recommended, and using the bath in a casual acquaintance's bathroom will most likely not be appreciated.
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Originally Posted by RoadWarriorFromLP View Post
Using the word "toilet" to describe anything other than the actual porcelain goddess herself is considered crass, rude, offensive, and a lot of other mean, nasty words that are listed in that section of the thesaurus. You will get funny looks if you use it as a euphemism for the room in which the toilet is located.

Restroom = public, bathroom = private. Despite the names, resting in the restroom is not recommended, and using the bath in a casual acquaintance's bathroom will most likely not be appreciated.
How about Water Closet?
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How about Water Closet?
WC is more European than American. Americans tend not to use the term at all.
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Originally Posted by RoadWarriorFromLP View Post
WC is more European than American. Americans tend not to use the term at all.
ohh. With it being "closet" I thought they might have done. How about doing a fat b*stard from Austin Powers? "Where's ya sh*tter? Ah've got a turtle heid pokin' oot"
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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!!!!
Hi:

The "loo" isn't really used here, but it will mark you as, shall we say, British.

To my mind, any of the three would be just fine. No one will hit you, laugh at you or whatever. However, toilet is more commonly used for the actual appliance. Sometimes, a simple "Excuse me, I need to go ...." and you will get directions.
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To further our cross cultural understanding and protect you all in case of accidental tourism, you should know that once you cross the northern border, it will be the washroom.
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Originally Posted by Emma M View Post
ohh. With it being "closet" I thought they might have done. How about doing a fat b*stard from Austin Powers? "Where's ya sh*tter? Ah've got a turtle heid pokin' oot"
I usually find that announcing (loudly), "I NEED TO TAKE A DUMP.. NOW! SHOW ME WHERE I CAN FIND THE HEAD!" will be regarded warmly. Try this in a professional setting, everyone will appreciate it.
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Originally Posted by meauxna View Post
To further our cross cultural understanding and protect you all in case of accidental tourism, you should know that once you cross the northern border, it will be the washroom.
I believe that's pronounced "warshroom."

However, unlike the restroom, where you can't rest, or the bathroom, where you can't bathe, you are actually encouraged to wash (up) in the washroom, warshroom or whatever it's called. Those damn Canadians always have to find a way to be different.
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Originally Posted by RoadWarriorFromLP View Post
I believe that's pronounced "warshroom."
That is so funny, I was just coming back to add about the pronunciation!
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Default Re: toilet, bathroom, restroom........

Originally Posted by RoadWarriorFromLP View Post
I usually find that announcing (loudly), "I NEED TO TAKE A DUMP.. NOW! SHOW ME WHERE I CAN FIND THE HEAD!" will be regarded warmly. Try this in a professional setting, everyone will appreciate it.
Hi:

Are you a Squid or a Jarhead perchance. The Army used the term "dump"or "piss" but it was in the "john."
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Originally Posted by Folinskyinla View Post
Hi:

Are you a Squid or a Jarhead perchance. The Army used the term "dump"or "piss" but it was in the "john."
And not the latrine??? I've heard that quite often although I use the term head myself.
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