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    Toilet and bathroom

    As far as I know, American and British English does have differences in expressing the same thing. eg. toilet/restroom/ladies' or men's room for British English and bathroom for American English?

    How could I specify in conversation that I really look for a bathroom for bathing or the bathroom for toilet?

    Is powder room the same as ladies's room? Is it American expression?

    Thanks / ju


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    As far as I know, American and British English does have differences in expressing the same thing. eg. toilet/restroom/ladies' or men's room for British English and bathroom for American English?

    How could I specify in conversation that I really look for a bathroom for bathing or the bathroom for toilet?

    Is powder room the same as ladies's room? Is it American expression?

    Thanks / ju
    Toilets are usually referred to as W.C.(water closet) and bathroom really means a place where there is a bath-tub.
    Wash-rooms usually have showers, so you can ask, "I wish to shower".
    Men's or Ladies rooms usually mean that there is a toilet/urinal facility there but it does not indicate that there is bath or shower also avilable, but there is one wash-basin for getting ready.

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    Dear Svartnik,

    Thank you for your reply with the link from www/englishforum.com. As I try to log in as a new memeber for www/englishforum.com, it rejected me with the reason that my email address has been used for log-in. Actually I didn't. May I know whether www/englishforum.com is linked with UsingEnglish.com that's why my 'join-as-a-new-member' has been rejected.

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    Dear Svartnik,

    Thank you for your reply with the link from www/englishforum.com. As I try to log in as a new memeber for www/englishforum.com, it rejected me with the reason that my email address has been used for log-in. Actually I didn't. May I know whether www/englishforum.com is linked with UsingEnglish.com that's why my 'join-as-a-new-member' has been rejected.

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    Make sure you typed in your address correctly.
    It is better to create a new mail address and things will work out, IMO.
    Otherwise, my personal opinion is there is no thing at EF that you do not get here, if not that there you do not have to suffer me.

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    Dear Svartnik,

    Thank you for your reply with the link from www/englishforum.com. As I try to log in as a new memeber for www/englishforum.com, it rejected me with the reason that my email address has been used for log-in. Actually I didn't. May I know whether www/englishforum.com is linked with UsingEnglish.com that's why my 'join-as-a-new-member' has been rejected.

    Thanks / ju
    I think the two forums are different and you might have inadvertantly used your e-mail Id. Please try again.


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    Sudhkamp, do I see that right?
    Within a period of 1 year you put in 13k posts in these forums? How did you do that? It is not something to sniff at.

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    Sudhkamp, do I see that right?
    Within a period of 1 year you put in 13k posts in these forums? How did you do that? It is not something to sniff at.
    Oh yesssssssssssss................
    You are right!
    I also never knew that I am about to complete 13000, no I am still 176 short.

    Thanks for noticing. It is just because of friends like you that I respond to almost each post. And that is the crux of the matter.

    Your L.F.

    SUDHKAMP

    And I also notice that you are just 10 posts short of becoming a KEY MEMBER. CONGRATULATIONS SVARTNIK.


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    And I also notice that you are just 10 posts short of becoming a KEY MEMBER. CONGRATULATIONS SVARTNIK.
    In my case, I wonder what 'key' in 'key member' means?

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    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    In my case, I wonder what 'key' in 'key member' means?
    Well, it is a KEY to happiness and friendship in the forums.

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