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Old 03-29-2013, 08:07 PM   #16
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Restroom seems the appropriate word to use in public settings
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:09 PM   #17
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The bathroom if I'm at home, the ladies room or restroom if I'm in public.

In high school it was always "the lav", though my kids looked at me like I was crazy when I told them that. They call it the bathroom at school, too.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:12 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by disykat View Post
This made me laugh out loud. I don't think I could bring myself to ask a stranger "excuse me, where is the poop palace?" It sounds like a good dare the next time I'm with someone at the mall.
I couldn't say it either. At least not with a serious face.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:29 PM   #19
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Restroom or bath room
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:46 PM   #20
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at wdw depending on location:
Lil dinos room
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:54 PM   #21
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In colonial times, an outhouse was referred to as "The Necessary House". My grandmother always referred to public restrooms as "comfort stations", but then she was born during the reign of Queen Victoria.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:00 PM   #22
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In someone's home, it's the bathroom.

In public, it's the restroom.

At work, it's the ladies room (we're all women).
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(I was showing some people around Disneyland and the wife asked me where was Tinkletown when we were on the way to Toon Town.)

I tend to call it the ladies' room.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:46 PM   #24
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At home, bathroom.
Out, restroom.
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:17 AM   #25
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Here we call it the toilet. Even in the shopping centre or out and about, the sign reads toilet.
Not a restroom here, I'm not resting while I'm in there. And not a bathroom. Our toilet is not in the bathroom. The bathroom houses our bath, shower etc. The toilet has a room of its own. A potty here is a little plastic bowl that a toddler will use before using the big toilet.
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I had a teacher who called the restroom "the basement." Very confusing for first graders. I still wonder where that one came from,we are in Louisiana where there are VERY few basements,
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:27 AM   #27
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at home: the potty (my mom calls it that, I picked it up from her)
outside of home: restroom or bathroom

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Originally Posted by njmom47 View Post
I noted your tag....
These are the terms I use as well.
I love those quotes! Didn't notice them at first until you mentioned it.

Home: bath room
Out: Ladies room
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:25 AM   #29
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I see amg35 already mentioned "washroom." That's the usual term up here in Nova Scotia and I think Canada in general for public toilets.

When I first moved here from the U.S. east coast, I noticed a sign in the mall that said "washroom." I thought, "Wow, maybe they have showers? How cool to have a special room just to wash up in." Then I went looking for the toilets and found, alas, that "washroom" like "rest room" was actually just a euphemism for the place where the toilets are!
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Old 03-30-2013, 11:06 AM   #30
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At home it can be many things - the potty, the bathroom, and (to my ex-USMC hubby) the can or the head.

When we are out, it is either the bathroom (my kids) or the restroom (DH and I).
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