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    Toilet Trauma!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I found this headline in a newspaper :

    Toilet Trauma: Woman Stuck In Loo For A Week
    what is the meaning of (Toilet Trauma)?

    this is the page from which I got the line:
    Australia: Woman Wedged Between Toilet And Bathroom Door For A Week Rescued In Brisbane | World News | Sky News

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    Re: Toilet Trauma!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mhd shaher View Post
    I found this headline in a newspaper :

    Toilet Trauma: Woman Stuck In Loo For A Week
    what is the meaning of (Toilet Trauma)?

    this is the page from which I got the line:
    Australia: Woman Wedged Between Toilet And Bathroom Door For A Week Rescued In Brisbane | World News | Sky News
    Trauma is a word for a bad experience or an injury. So this poor woman suffered the trauma (in her case, I imagine a psychological trauma) of being stuck in the toilet for a week! The whole episode is being described as her "toilet trauma".

    Note: I gather that in some other English speaking countries, the "toilet" is only used to refer to the actual piece of bathroom furniture. However, in the UK at least, you can be said to be in the toilet, even if you are actually only in the bathroom.
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    #3

    Re: Toilet Trauma!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hello teacher, is it a joke?

    For English people the word 'toilet' has two meaning. It's very funny because in France 'Les toilettes' is just the place for make things which the human body needs.

    It's very special but I am sure you right (I'm laughing).

    Have a nice great day.

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    Re: Toilet Trauma!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by The French View Post
    Hello teacher, is it a joke?

    For English people the word 'toilet' has two meaning. It's very funny because in France 'Les toilettes' is just the place for make things which the human body needs.

    It's very special but I am sure you right (I'm laughing).

    Have a nice great day.
    A joke? No! If I asked one of my friends where another friend was and she said "Oh, she's in the toilet" I wouldn't actually think she was literally standing inside the WC! I would just know that what she meant was "She's gone to use the bathroom".

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    Re: Toilet Trauma!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Good afternoon, emsr2d2,
    I understand better the meaning, now (muchas gracias para este information), thank for this information.
    Have a nice day.

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    #6

    Re: Toilet Trauma!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    However, in the UK at least, you can be said to be in the toilet, even if you are actually only in the bathroom.
    That's strange. In the US, you are said to be in the bathroom even if you are actually only in the toilet (room).
    Funny how euphemisms work. You generally go to the loo here.

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    Re: Toilet Trauma!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by The French View Post
    Good afternoon, emsr2d2,
    I understand better the meaning, now (muchas gracias para este information), thank for this information.
    Have a nice day.
    You're welcome. De nada. De rien!

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