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It's a toilet not a restroom, get over yourselves! ...and other annoying Americanisms

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posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 02:14 PM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
I take it you've never eaten a "Jelly-baby". They're delicious.


Is that you Tom Baker?




posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 02:17 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
No, but I do live by his "first law of crisis".
Viz. "Only panic about one thing at a time".



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 02:17 PM
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I prefer 'restroom' as it is simply polite. We all know what takes place there, but it seems to me that should I ask, "where is the toilet?" I am promoting in the mind's eye of the recipient of my question the very thought of me taking a load off - which while natural & certainly shameless, is still a visual that many people would prefer not to entertain.



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 02:21 PM
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I thought they were called Johns after one of yer kings.
edit on 29-2-2016 by Lysergic because: queens engrish n all



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 02:24 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic

And the other one got his name attached to a metallic fastener through the pecker.



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 02:31 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
Prince Albert? They let him out of the can?



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 02:31 PM
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originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: DBCowboy
I take it you've never eaten a "Jelly-baby". They're delicious.
(Or pehaps you call them "jelly-beans")



I have eaten jellied-beans.

I've never eaten a jellied-baby before.

I may be American, but I'm not a complete savage.




posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 02:32 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
I've never eaten a jellied-baby before.


The secret to my eternally youthful looks revealed.



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 02:35 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Seems we eat at the same Chinese noodle hut.



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 02:38 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic






posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 02:41 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic

I'll leave you to guess what Richard the Third is a euphemism for.



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 02:42 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand

I get what you're saying, but a few arguments against:



  1. "Bedrooms" - Yes, they have beds in them, but by your logic, they should properly be called either "Sleeping Rooms" or "Sex Rooms"
  2. Women's "Toilets" - at my local movie theatre, where they have couches, bouquets of flowers, etc., there's more than just a toilet sitting in the middle of a tile floor
  3. Reading - It's actually "restful" being in a place where nobody can bother you and you can actually get in a bit of uninterrupted, "restful" reading
  4. Sometimes we call it a "bathroom" - even when there's no bathtub. Sometimes it's the #ter, other times, the pi**er
  5. Mostly, it's about trying to be less crass. Grandma doesn't need the image of a triple-coiler steadily exiting my bowels.



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 02:43 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: DBCowboy
I've never eaten a jellied-baby before.


The secret to my eternally youthful looks revealed.


I have tried to cheat death on occasion.

Death usually falls for the, "Two tens for a five" routine.



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 02:45 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

thats the one.

right next to planned parenthood.



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 02:51 PM
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a reply to: Lysergic

Waste not want not.



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 02:56 PM
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originally posted by: dogstar23
Grandma doesn't need the image of a triple-coiler steadily exiting my bowels.

Made me chuckle at that



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 03:43 PM
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You Brits may be smart and know stuff like the Fibonacci Sequence. . .

0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34. . .

But do you know what this is?

9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, . . . ?

It's the Fibber-Nazi Sequence.













(I'd like to apologize for this post. Sorry.)



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 03:59 PM
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originally posted by: Cobaltic1978


I prefer bog, crapper, s**thouse or my real favourite, water closet.


I always figured people who call it a "water closet" are the same people who call urinating "making water." Those folks, I always imagined, literally believe there is an organ in their abdomen which combines 1 part Oxygen with 2 parts Hydrogen to literally create water, which they then expel (and probably then consume) through their genitalia.

Maybe we should all just start saying, "I need to go to the room with seat on the porcelain bowl, filled with water, which I can urinate and defacate in, then proceed to - through the power of gravity - send my bodily waste products into the sewage system to be cleansed and chemically treated so that others may drink the resultant water, only to repeat the process ad nauseum."



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 04:21 PM
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originally posted by: dogstar23

originally posted by: Cobaltic1978


I prefer bog, crapper, s**thouse or my real favourite, water closet.


I always figured people who call it a "water closet" are the same people who call urinating "making water." Those folks, I always imagined, literally believe there is an organ in their abdomen which combines 1 part Oxygen with 2 parts Hydrogen to literally create water, which they then expel (and probably then consume) through their genitalia.

Maybe we should all just start saying, "I need to go to the room with seat on the porcelain bowl, filled with water, which I can urinate and defacate in, then proceed to - through the power of gravity - send my bodily waste products into the sewage system to be cleansed and chemically treated so that others may drink the resultant water, only to repeat the process ad nauseum."


To be honest, whatever floats your boat.

I was sincerely being ironic.



posted on Feb, 29 2016 @ 06:09 PM
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originally posted by: jokei
Lego.
Lego.
Lego.
NOT "Legos". Lego is the brand name of the product, therefore, you have some Lego, you do not have some Legos. Same goes for vinyl, you might have some records, but you do not have some "vinyls".

Leant pluralism


Actually, it is always LEGO. All caps, all the time.




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