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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 11:27 AM
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"What do you call the thing where you go to the bathroom?"
Tish, my Brit friend just asked me that.
"I don't understand."
"Where you go to relieve yourself. What's the proper American term for it? I'm filling out an insurance claim form and they want to know how many we have. I call it the 'loo'. But what's the American word?"
"I guess the bathroom."
"NO! What's the name of the actual appliance?"
"The toilet?"
"Is that it?"
"Yeah, the actual object. If you needed a new one you'd go to Lowes and tell them you needed a new toilet."
"That's it! OK. Thanks. Goodbye."
:rofl:
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 11:45 AM
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1. Aw, Tish.
:rofl:
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 11:49 AM
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2. "Commode" I thnk is the *proper* term
Although probably people at Lowes might not know what you mean...
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 12:33 PM
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6. 'Commode':

A Commode is any of several pieces of furniture.

The English word commode comes from French roots meaning "convenient" or "suitable".

Originally, in furniture it meant a cabinet, with one or more doors, which served as a washstand with a washbasin and water pitcher, and which also offered an enclosed area below for storing a chamberpot. Convenience cabinets called commodes often furnished middle-class bedrooms before the days of indoor plumbing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commode
;-)
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Duer 157099 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 01:26 PM
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19. What? Your's doesn't look like that?
:rofl:
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 12:36 PM
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8. My wife once quoted a romance novel...
...in which the heroine spent a half-hour "agonizing over her toilet." :rofl:
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Cabcere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 01:11 PM
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15. That post is worthless without...
this smiley: :hurts:

















:hide:
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Cabcere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 11:50 AM
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3. Haha, nice.
:D I love Brits. :loveya: :toast:
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Lautremont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 11:51 AM
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4. In America I believe it is called the Porcelain Telephone.
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 12:25 PM
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5. I was raised in southern Texas and at the age of 7 years old was put on a flight to Boston
now down in South Texas if a child needed to be excused from class to answer nature's call, we'd ask to go to the "Lavatory"

the nice flight attendants were all Northerner Massachusetts ladies and when I asked to go the the lavatory, they were bewildered in spite of my repeated requests

the need was pretty strong and growing stronger and I was getting a bit upset with urgency

they tried to sooth me and explain there were no laboratories on the plane

"No! the LAVATORY!!!"

"but sweetie, we have no laboratories"

finally, practically in tears, I whispered to one that I had to pee!

I was sent to the toilet post haste

:rofl:

True story


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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 12:34 PM
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7. The Backyard!
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 12:41 PM
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10. Oh DEAR no.
That would be veddy non-U.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 12:40 PM
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9. box au civire
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tinymontgomery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 12:44 PM
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11. I call it the "Head"
even at home it's the "Head"
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 12:50 PM
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12. Do you secure the head for field day?
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 01:11 PM
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16. Only when cleaning the deck
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tinymontgomery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 01:31 PM
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20. Yes,
when I'm getting ready for XO's inspection (my SO also known as the Admiral).
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 12:50 PM
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13. The bog
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bbernardini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 01:09 PM
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14. A car-hole, of course.
Wait, that's not right...
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Ellen Forradalom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 01:15 PM
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17. The only two countries separated by a common language, indeed.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 01:16 PM
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18. Tell her to ask this woman:
WICHITA | A 35-year-old woman who apparently spent two years in her boyfriends bathroom in Ness City had become stuck to the toilet seat, authorities said Wednesday.

http://www.kansascity.com/news/breaking_news/story/5276...



:crazy:



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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 01:33 PM
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21. Shitter
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YankeyMCC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 01:36 PM
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22. The Crapper nt
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Mugu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-12-08 01:41 PM
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23. The porcelain throne. n/t
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