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  1. SubscriberPonderable
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    14 Oct '15 14:48
    It seems that some words are not considered pronouncable in society. So euphemisms are used.

    Discuss!

    example:

    toilett - restroom (I mean really? what are you resting there?)
  2. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    14 Oct '15 14:59
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    It seems that some words are not considered pronouncable in society. So euphemisms are used.

    Discuss!

    example:

    toilett - restroom (I mean really? what are you resting there?)
    Another example: birthday suit - as naked as the moment you were born. Nice thread.
  3. Mar-a-Lago
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    14 Oct '15 15:41
    A friend recently told me he had lost his mother.
    I asked him why he was not out looking for her.
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    14 Oct '15 16:15
    Originally posted by Ponderable
    It seems that some words are not considered pronouncable in society. So euphemisms are used.

    Discuss!

    example:

    toilett - restroom (I mean really? what are you resting there?)
    "Toilet" itself is a euphemism. As are khazi, bog, latrine, head, lavatory, w.c., and so on. The only terms for it which aren't are censored on this forum, but the most common one is frequently preceded by "brick".
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    14 Oct '15 16:19
    I always thought that shizen houzen was a bit of an inverted euphemism.
  6. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    14 Oct '15 17:22
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    "Toilet" itself is a euphemism. As are khazi, bog, latrine, head, lavatory, w.c., and so on. The only terms for it which aren't are censored on this forum, but the most common one is frequently preceded by "brick".
    Just Googled: "What were the words for "bathroom" 500 years ago?" And immediately the menu screen displayed no less than nine website articles. Considered Copy & Pasting one of them here but then remembered that the C&P Ban imposed by an almost friend will remain in effect until tomorrow. One I remember my Swedish Grandmother whispering to my Mom was "Chamber Pot". Isn't that phrase of British Origin?
  7. Subscriberrookie54
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    14 Oct '15 17:34
    i had an english teacher who sternly informed me i was not to copy what was in the book when answering her questions...
    she told me to read, form my own thoughts, and then present them to her...
    i love that olde lady...
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    14 Oct '15 18:261 edit
    Originally posted by Shallow Blue
    "Toilet" itself is a euphemism. As are khazi, bog, latrine, head, lavatory, w.c., and so on. The only terms for it which aren't are censored on this forum, but the most common one is frequently preceded by "brick".
    The original flushable toilet was invented in 1596, believe it or not! John Harrington invented it back then, but it took 7.5 gallons per flush....

    Alexander Cumming invented the S shaped pipe we use now which keeps sewer gas from getting into the bathroom.

    Thomas Crapper put it together, improved the flush plumbing and such:

    http://www.history.com/news/ask-history/who-invented-the-flush-toilet

    To take a crap was a term used centuries before the term "Crapper' was used. Crapper was the brand name and it got that name because there were so many produced.
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    14 Oct '15 18:41
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    The original flushable toilet was invented in 1596, believe it or not! John Harrington invented it back then, but it took 7.5 gallons per flush....

    Alexander Cumming invented the S shaped pipe we use now which keeps sewer gas from getting into the bathroom.

    Thomas Crapper put it together, improved the flush plumbing and such:

    http://www.history.co ...[text shortened]... ' was used. Crapper was the brand name and it got that name because there were so many produced.
    skip to the loo my darlin
  10. Mar-a-Lago
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    14 Oct '15 18:56
    Guys we are off message here.

    Its a good thread.
  11. Subscribersonhouse
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    14 Oct '15 18:59
    Originally posted by coquette
    skip to the loo my darlin
    good one! 🙂
  12. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    14 Oct '15 20:27
    Originally posted by rookie54
    i had an english teacher who sternly informed me i was not to copy what was in the book when answering her questions...
    she told me to read, form my own thoughts, and then present them to her...
    i love that olde lady...
    "The total number of online public forum Copy & Pastes during an entire lifetime should never exceed an adult man or woman's IQ."
    ~Miss Helen Hypotenuse (child anon's grade one maths teacher)
  13. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    14 Oct '15 20:28
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    good one! 🙂
    she certainly does have a way with words....
  14. Mar-a-Lago
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    14 Oct '15 20:331 edit
    Originally posted by Grampy Bobby
    "The total number of online public forum Copy & Pastes during an entire lifetime should never exceed an adult man or woman's IQ."
    ~Miss Helen Hypotenuse (child anon's grade one maths teacher)
    So why did you so flagrantly disabuse her ?

    You reached your limit after about 80 gramps.
  15. Arch Stantons Grave
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    14 Oct '15 20:521 edit
    Originally posted by Captain Strange
    A friend recently told me he had lost his mother.
    I asked him why he was not out looking for her.
    That was really thoughtful Captain.

    Is he still your friend ?
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