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    Ju is offline Senior Member
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    comfort break and break

    What are the differences between comfort break and break ?

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    1. I am going to take a break.

    2. I am going to take a comfort break.



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    Re: comfort break and break

    Comfort break is a euphemism for a visit to the toilet.

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    Re: comfort break and break

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Comfort break is a euphemism for a visit to the toilet.
    It is a euphemism that I associate with AmE rather than BrE.

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    Re: comfort break and break

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    It is a euphemism that I associate with AmE rather than BrE.
    I've never heard this used in AmE. Many years ago, at the Bronx Zoo, there were directional signs pointing to the "Comfort Stations." I don't know if they still use that term, but this is the only time that I've seen "comfort" used in this context.
    Last edited by riquecohen; 21-Mar-2011 at 14:22.

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