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Toilet toilet toilet

Can't help myself - I laugh whenever I think about how interested everyone is in the proper word for the facility that all of us use. Did you know that we missed an opportunity on this site to acknowledge World Toilet Day?
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If you go here hehttp://www.worldtoilet.org/getinvolved.asp?no=19re you'll read all about it!

Altogether now, sing 'You say lavatory, and I say WC.........'

Posted at 22nd Nov 2008 - 02:12AM   Posted by Pondside   Toilet toilet toilet Comments: 15

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Blossomcottage's Avatar That's a bummer I hate missing events, just got too Bogged down with daily activities!!EmbarassedEmbarassedEmbarassedEmbarassedBlink

Posted by: Blossomcottage on 22nd Nov 2008 at 09:14AM

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You were scraping the bowl for that one, Blossom. (sorry, terrible pun and gross mental image, I know) Rolling Eyes

Posted by: @themill on 22nd Nov 2008 at 10:32AM

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Camilla's Avatar What a hum dinger................. well that's wiped the slate cleanBlinkEmbarassedEmbarassedEmbarassed

Posted by: Camilla on 22nd Nov 2008 at 12:17PM

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Fennie's Avatar There are so many of these days. But next to antisepsis and clean water, proper sanitation probably saves more lives than anything else. We are just so lucky to be among the one in six who live with regular access to such facilities. Sorry to be boring - but no city anywhere has ever got far without sewers. It's right that we should be reminded occasionally.

Posted by: Fennie on 22nd Nov 2008 at 01:07PM

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LittleBrownDog's Avatar Berlimy, Pondside Shocked. Whatever next? Surprised.

(On second thoughts, perhaps don't answer that Rolling Eyes)

Posted by: LittleBrownDog on 22nd Nov 2008 at 01:09PM

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Pondside's Avatar Wasn't sure how you would take this posting, but happy to see that it has drawn both humour and serious thought. It's an issue that we can laugh about because we are well served with sewers etc - but most of the world still lives with the threat of disease brought on by the lack of proper sanitation.

"You say lave and I say bathroom - you say washroom and I say poweder room......."

Posted by: Pondside on 22nd Nov 2008 at 02:49PM

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SallysChateau's Avatar How could we have missed World Toilet Day here on PC ? who is supposed to be in charge of important events anyway ? whilst of course we must all count our blessings for proper sanitation the motorway lav's in France are, on the hole' (no pun intended) disgustingly gross.

Posted by: SallysChateau on 22nd Nov 2008 at 03:13PM

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Bayou's Avatar LaughingThere was always a good laugh, when my former boss announced to go to "powder his nose".
I think French motorways offer at least a loo, whilst here in Belgium, we have a lack of that. Only when there are service stations, there might be some sanitation but it's payable. Confused
As it is in Germany. Switzerland is the best, I find. And Denmark. And the UK. But not Finland. Nor Poland. Nor Spain. Should we write "le petit futé des WC en Europe"? Rolling Eyes

Posted by: Bayou on 22nd Nov 2008 at 04:08PM

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Grouse's Avatar I do remember the 'toilet/loo/lav' discussion with children.......not wanting to impose protocol but certainly not wanting them to be ignorant of it. Daughter's response was wonderful: 'Ooh! ooh! Can we say 'LAV'? ......FANTASTIC!' She was 6 and has used the term ever since. I could no more say toilet than use d'oylies but that is because there is a code and I dont have enough imagination to break it. Bog-standard ethics, really.

Posted by: Grouse on 22nd Nov 2008 at 05:29PM

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Grouse's Avatar Fennie, as always, never afraid to alert us to the only relevant issue, whatever you call it

Posted by: Grouse on 22nd Nov 2008 at 05:33PM

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Unpeuloufoque's Avatar http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,24670784-2,00.htmlWELL IM MARRIED TO AN ANTIPODEAN AND THEY HAVE SAWDUST DUNNEES!! I rember the joy of going to th loo a\nd bashing the tin bucket to frighten snakes away adn at night you NEVER EVER went to teh dunnee you either held it in or nipped to teh edge of the garden... The Dunee at night was home to snakwes and red back spiders... french motorway loos are tip top so are the Italian ones, Greek ones are um interesting ...

But how about this for a loo..

Posted by: Unpeuloufoque on 22nd Nov 2008 at 06:55PM

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Unpeuloufoque's Avatar oh pee and bummer it put the link at the top and not the bottom....

Posted by: Unpeuloufoque on 22nd Nov 2008 at 06:56PM

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Grouse's Avatar When we moved here it was an earth closet...huge spiders were suddenly a minor consideration compared with the rats......if the children wanted the 12-bore because they needed the toilet, the discussion would still have been whether they needed the toilet or the loo........

Posted by: Grouse on 22nd Nov 2008 at 09:39PM

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Milla's Avatar oh blimey, do I have to insert a mental g''day accent to Jacko now? I have him growling au garlic at the mo, all franco (small F not facist F) and now he's a b****y australian (and I'm a quarter Aussie - the bit that wins cricket matches, natch)
For the rest of it, a reiteration seems nec. loo loo loo loo loo loo loo loo blah di blah di loo loo.

Posted by: Milla on 23rd Nov 2008 at 06:35PM

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I'm just going to blow my own trumpet here and say I blogged about it on Novemver 17th, which was the actual day! I have a little thing about US toilets!

Posted by: Expatmum on 24th Nov 2008 at 07:26PM

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