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    go to toilet

    Are there any euphemistic or slang
    expressions for 'going to the toilet'?
    Go see my uncle????
    BTW, 'go to toilet' or 'go to the toiolet'?
    Thank you.

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    Re: go to toilet

    Quote Originally Posted by Itasan
    Are there any euphemistic or slang
    expressions for 'going to the toilet'?
    Go see my uncle????
    BTW, 'go to toilet' or 'go to the toiolet'?
    Thank you.
    I think it's British. In Canada we say go to the washroom (ladie's washrrom & men's washroom), I think the Americans say bathroom.

    Other expressions:
    go to the can
    go to little girls' room/ little boys' room
    go on the potty
    to go and sit on the throne


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    Re: go to toilet

    "the" is required: go to the toilet.

    There's a great deal on-line, Itasan. Here are a few sites that'll tickle you pink:

    http://www.dagree.net/aussieslang/slang_g1.html
    http://www.elp-blink.com/WofW-Pissed.htm
    http://www.antimoon.com/forum/2003/3103.htm
    http://www.antimoon.com/forum/posts/4322.htm
    http://www.yourenglishonline.com/eng...ang.asp?Page=8

    Western Canada: (male) I gotta see a man about a horse.
    Northern Canada: (male) I gotta go wring (out) my sock(s).

    Female (polite): I have to powder my nose. (archaic, but still in use)

    Common: I gotta go!

    My brother-in-law: I gotta go bake a chicken.


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    Re: go to toilet

    Thank you, Marylin and Casiopea, for the valuable information as always.
    Itasan
    Last edited by Itasan; 29-Oct-2005 at 02:37.

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    Re: go to toilet

    "I gotta wring out my sock" ???

    I am not familiar with this one but it sure sounds disgusting!

    My brother-in-law: I gotta go bake a chicken.

    Are you sure it wasn't brownies? ( just as disgusting...chicken would definitely sound better !)


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    Re: go to toilet

    Quote Originally Posted by Marylin
    "I gotta wring out my sock"??? I am not familiar with this one but it sure sounds disgusting!
    It's just a wet sock, M. The implication, I had to go, but couldn't make it to the can. Result, socks are wet now, so I best go and wring 'em out.

    I gotta go bake a chicken.
    Are you sure it wasn't brownies? (just as disgusting...chicken would definitely sound better!)
    Well, according to my bro-in-law, brownies don't smell like a chicken that's been baking.

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    Re: go to toilet

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    It's just a wet sock, M. The implication, I had to go, but couldn't make it to the can. Result, socks are wet now, so I best go and wring 'em out.

    Well, according to my bro-in-law, brownies don't smell like a chicken that's been baking.
    Well, we are sure having an intelligent discussion here.
    Yes, now that makes sense what you said. I don't know why I didn't think about it.
    As for the chickem and brownies, both smell delicious ... in the kitchen, that is.


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    #8

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    The most ridiculous is the 'doughnut in grannie's greenhouse', which isn't heard much nowadays.


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    Thank you very much, tdol. Very interesting. Do you say No. 1 and No. 2? I forgot which is which, but which one is the doughnut....?

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    #10

    Re: go to toilet

    What about "go sit on the john"?
    We Americans say, "go to the potty", too.
    We also say, "Where's the restroom?" or "I need to go to the restroom."

    --SMS
    Edit: Yes, we say "#1 and #2".
    Last edited by SweetMommaSue; 31-Oct-2005 at 07:02.

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