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    Arrow hee-hawed ... comfort station

    Princesses always hee-hawed at me and even fellows did in the open comfort station.

    What's the meaning of hee-hawed? What's the meaning of comfort station? How should I understand the sentence?

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    Default Re: hee-hawed ... comfort station

    A "comfort station" is a polite way of saying a public bathroom or toilet. "Hee haw" is usually used to describe the sound a donkey makes, but sometimes it can refer to someone laughing heartily. So perhaps the person in your quote had people laughing at him when he used the toilet for some reason.

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    great explanation!

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    Default Re: hee-hawed ... comfort station

    It's nice to know that.

    Do you ever use "comfort room" to refer to the toilet? I hear that used so often here in my country.

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    we are using toilet here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iloveu View Post
    we are using toilet here.
    Is there somebody who calls the toilet a "comfort room"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    Is there somebody who calls the toilet a "comfort room"?
    In the US we have many, many euphemisms for the "toilet." (In fact, calling it the toilet is considered just a little bit crude in the US.) We'll refer to it as the powder room, the restroom, the ladies room, the mens room, the bathroom, or the comfort station. When excusing ourselves from a group in order to use the toilet, we might say, "I have to powder my nose" or "I have to make a quick pit stop."

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    Default Re: hee-hawed ... comfort station

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    In the US we have many, many euphemisms for the "toilet." (In fact, calling it the toilet is considered just a little bit crude in the US.) We'll refer to it as the powder room, the restroom, the ladies room, the mens room, the bathroom, or the comfort station. When excusing ourselves from a group in order to use the toilet, we might say, "I have to powder my nose" or "I have to make a quick pit stop."
    But you never refer to it as "comfort room", do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    In the US we have many, many euphemisms for the "toilet." (In fact, calling it the toilet is considered just a little bit crude in the US.) We'll refer to it as the powder room, the restroom, the ladies room, the mens room, the bathroom, or the comfort station. When excusing ourselves from a group in order to use the toilet, we might say, "I have to powder my nose" or "I have to make a quick pit stop."
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Default Re: hee-hawed ... comfort station

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    But you never refer to it as "comfort room", do you?
    Have you ever heard "comfort room" ?

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