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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: Nyiah
Wanker is a fantastic word!
It can be used as a friendly banter term when taking the piss out of a mate, or an insult, or a descriptive term for personal activity.
It's a great word.
originally posted by: jappee
COMFORT ROOM..... OK...After reading 12 pages of this Sh*t...I hope i haven't missed someone else posting this...Currently i live in the Philippines and here they call the place that shall expel bodily waste a "CR" or "Comfort Room"... And why?...i have not the slightest idea. Not only are they(for the majority) not clean, nor comfortable...For most "CR's" in less than fancy locations.. the holding tank for flushing is absent(as is the seat).... the flush happens(?) because there is a bucket full of water under a spigot(if not full of water, open spigot). And you take a pail with a handle..a "Tabo"..(looks more like a huge measuring cup) and pail water into the bowl thus "flushing" There is also no Toilet Paper supplied and there are notices stating "NO paper to be flushed down toilet"(the are all on septic tanks and need pumping) So IF you are equipped with paper you will have to dispose of it in another manner(maybe a waste can)...AND to further confuse this deal.. the FANCY ones with a normal flushing tank(like my own in my house) have a spray hose mounted alongside the throne to do the work of the toilet paper(paper supplied, but with notices to use the waste bin) ...AGAIN HOW? I do not know...from the front? the backside? The splash-back?? eeeewwww....So much confusion...AGAIN "COMFORT ROOM" ETA I use the paper and flush it...i'm a rebel...also look up wikipedia for "tabo" en.wikipedia.org... i usually wait to do business until i get home, or in extreme cases just pay for a meal in a fancy restaurant... One last edit...remember the toilets with tabo's do not have paper, so do the math...EEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWW
originally posted by: kissy princess
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.
It's supposed to be an abbreviation for "Gardez l'eau", which is Anglo-French for "Look out for the water!".
As exclaimed by the chambermaid as she emptied the chamber-pot out onto the street.
originally posted by: grainofsand
Mild first world problem rant, although I'm not cross, just irritated.
US people, why do you call it a restroom??!!
Who the # actually goes for a rest in a public toilet? I don't, I go to have a piss or a dump.
I see it all the time on ATS, restroom, bathroom, WTF, when was the last time you saw a bath in a public toilet? Ever see someone chilling out having a rest in a toilet? You know, sat with a newspaper recovering from the stresses of the day like it's a boutique spa? No, it's a toilet, and we use it for perfectly normal bodily functions.
Another one that gets my goat is 'asshat', why hide it with a childlike word such as that, if you mean asshole then call me an asshole, who do you think you're kidding with asshat, and why?
Call a spade a spade, if asshole is what you mean then why shy away with asshat?
If you need a piss why are you embarrassed to ask to use the toilet?
Nobody thinks you are going to the toilet for a rest or a bath so why the stupid word substitution?
Are you really that ashamed of normal bodily functions?
I see I've been volunteered for this query.
I don't actually know, but after a quick glance at the dictionary I hazard a guess that it's an old pronunciation of the word "butt". Either in the current American sense ("rear end"), or in the older sense of "wooden cask", extended to containers in general.