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    Default Re: Bathrooms - why don't they call them what they are: toilets?

    This thread is both funny and interesting. Thank you for sharing this.

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    Saw this in Japan. Don't know what they call it, but at least you know who it's for...Click image for larger version. 

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    All this talk about toilets reminded me of my Nana who lived in Petone (Wellington) in the 1950s. Originally she had an outside loo - in her generation you would never have the toilet inside the house. But she was talked into getting an inside loo, but it was never really inside the house - just inside. She had a corridor built leading off the bathroom and the toilet was at the end of the corridor.
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    Yes indeed Roscoe.

    And the Cistern was mounted at Ceiling Height and the Flush Handle was connected by a Chain.

    Hence the saying, “Did you Pull the Chain”.
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    Yes, BM. I remember that and wonder why the cistern does not need to be that high nowadays?

    And I still say, "Pull the chain."
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    Miss Chauncey proceeded to make her toilet for the night.
    — Walter De la Mare, Broomsticks, 1925

    My god, imagine having to manufacture one first, never mind install it, all before you get to use it....

    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    All this talk about toilets reminded me of my Nana who lived in Petone (Wellington) in the 1950s. Originally she had an outside loo
    Husband grew up in a small 2 room shack in the wops in King Country. It had a long drop outside, the old newspaper on a nail...

    The animal poo was stored in a large container too, to be spread on crops later, when he was about 4 he climbed up and stirred it with a stick,, something they were forbidden to do...ad being small, he leaned too far and fell in...\Lucky his granddad happened by and heard the panicked splashing and rescued him.

    Imagine drowning in ****...
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    Default Re: Bathrooms - why don't they call them what they are: toilets?

    Quote Originally Posted by Roscoe View Post
    Yes, BM. I remember that and wonder why the cistern does not need to be that high nowadays?
    It was a dietary problem problem Roscoe and the engineering division had to deal with it.

    Bloody “Floaters”.
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