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    Default Bogroll

    Hello
    How much it is common?
    Do Americans understand what it means?
    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Over the top View Post
    Hello
    How much it is common?
    Do Americans understand what it means?
    Thank you
    I've never heard of it. I would imagine it's a roll of toilet paper though.

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    Default Re: Bogroll

    This is very common in UK and Raymott is correct

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    Default Re: Bogroll

    It's not a word I'm familiar with, and I'm a lifelong American from the Midwest.

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    Default Re: Bogroll

    I've never heard this either. Is it common in the UK? A "bog" is a marshy place you grow cranberries. Is it a toilet in the UK? In Australia?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Default Re: Bogroll

    'The bog(s)' was a common word for the lavatories among boys when I was at school in the fifties and sixties; bogroll was provided, if one was lucky. It was still being used by schoolboys in the nineties; I don't know if it is common today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    'The bog(s)' was a common word for the lavatories among boys when I was at school in the fifties and sixties; bogroll was provided, if one was lucky. It was still being used by schoolboys in the nineties ...
    What? The same bogroll?

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    Born and raised in USA, never heard this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    What? The same bogroll?
    LOL!

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    Default Re: Bogroll

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    I've never heard this either. Is it common in the UK? A "bog" is a marshy place you grow cranberries. Is it a toilet in the UK? In Australia?
    I don't hear it used that much nowadays.

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