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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, 28 2016 @ 12:10 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
Those exist already.


In Japan, I'm not traveling to Japan every time I need to use a public toilet. They may exist, but they aren't in existence in the UK yet


originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
a reply to: Discotech

How would you dry your derrière?


It would come with drying machine built into it, poop, flush, wash and blow dry in one unit




posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 12:11 PM
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originally posted by: Discotech

It would come with drying machine built into it, poop, flush, wash and blow dry in one unit

Coincidentally the Japanese also made that too! It's just not used for restroom purposes.



posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 12:11 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
As long as you teach me the handshakes I need for the judge when I'm arraigned.


No problemo. Just go to shake his hand all regular like and when you have a good grip tickle his palm with your index finger.

Works like a charm!


Tried that last time.

All I got was a phone number and a request to join Grinder, whatever that is.



posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 12:11 PM
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originally posted by: mysterioustranger
*Lavatory: a place for "explosions"(?) *unclear about that one....

Comes from the Latin word meaning "to wash".

Potty

Short for "chamber-pot", a round, open china vessel, with a handle. Placed under the bed for night-time emergencies, or placed under a baby as part of toilet-training.

*Loo: havent a clue what the hell that refers to

According to legend, this is a short version of "Gardez-l'eau", or "Look out for the water", which the chamber-maid would cry as she emptied out the chamber-pot into the street.

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posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 12:12 PM
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originally posted by: Discotech
In Japan, I'm not traveling to Japan every time I need to use a public toilet. They may exist, but they aren't in existence in the UK yet


The automatic toilets are available in the United States. The toilet/bidet combo was all over Italy.

I am fairly certain you could order either one of you really wanted them.



posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 12:13 PM
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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
Tried that last time.

All I got was a phone number and a request to join Grinder, whatever that is.


Well, at least it kept you out of the slammer.


Thanks Obama!!!!!



posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 12:14 PM
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a reply to: Discotech


It would come with drying machine built into it, poop, flush, wash and blow dry in one unit.


You got a billion dollar idea.

Patent it mate.



posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 12:16 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

I have a shower I can use in place of bidet at home or even the sink with careful finger positioning on the tap to create a strong well aimed spray.

We're talking public toilets here, the UK is still stuck in the 1800's in that regard with manual wiping



posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 12:19 PM
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a reply to: Discotech

I can't believe a rant about toilets went this far.



posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 12:19 PM
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a reply to: Discotech



or even the sink with careful finger positioning on the tap to create a strong well aimed spray.


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posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 12:20 PM
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I tell you what, I've been forgetting "cloakroom".
I remember this once causing confusion on a theatre date. I asked the attendant where the cloakroom was, because I wanted to deposit my coat. The girl who was with me thought I meant the euphemism, and declined the offer. We only worked this out later, when she wanted to know why she hadn't been given the chance to get rid of her own coat.



posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 12:21 PM
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originally posted by: Vector99
I can't believe a rant about toilets went this far.


This crap is important.



posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 12:25 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Vector99
I can't believe a rant about toilets went this far.


This crap is important.

Whoever is in charge really has a #ty position.

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posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 12:36 PM
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a reply to: CranialSponge

It's the same principles as a bidet, don't act so shocked, we're all adults



posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 12:41 PM
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Not to sidestep the discussion at hand, but another "Americanism" that perplexes my European relatives is our proclivity in the many euphemisms used to describe the act of voiding bodily wastes. I consider myself an educated person, but easily fall prey to such descriptors as "dropping the kids off at the pool", "building a cookie castle","forcing a duck to quack", and others. I love coarse and low-brow humor, and have chuckled myself silly reading new phrases that best all time favs, all to the puzzlement of my relatives when used while visiting.

Sorry for the sidestep, just food for thought.
www.gastroscout.com...



posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 12:42 PM
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a reply to: Discotech
I wash my hands in the sink. Not the bidet.

Using the sink to wash crap lumps off your bum is bad man!!!!

Funny though.

You crap in the cystern too so each time it flushes it's brown?



posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 12:45 PM
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a reply to: grainofsand

Not everybody uses the restroom to use the toilet. When I am just looking for a sink or a mirror, I don't want to ask "Where's yer crapper?"

So yeah, the restroom is a place for rest or taking a time out in order to freshen up or do some basic upkeep during the day.



posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 12:49 PM
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originally posted by: Boscowashisnamo
I consider myself an educated person, but easily fall prey to such descriptors as "dropping the kids off at the pool", "building a cookie castle","forcing a duck to quack", and others.


'Taking the Browns to the Super Bowl'.

Which, honestly, if you are a Cleveland Browns fan, is the only way they are getting there.

Thanks Obama and Manziel!!!!



posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 12:49 PM
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You know what I'm tired of? The dumb British calling it a toilet. In stead of saying your going to the kitchen why don't you say I'm going to use the stove? Haha just kidding I truly don't care.



posted on Feb, 28 2016 @ 12:52 PM
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a reply to: Boscowashisnamo
When I poop, I call it giving birth to politicians. Would that make the toilet Washington DC?



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