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    toilet bowls vs toilet

    Isn't "toilet bowl" same as "toilet"? What is the different? Is the former more specific of the facility?

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    Argentine plumbers found an unprecedented call for their services,since many readerstried to burn their books in their toilet bowls, causing the bowl to crack.

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    Re: toilet bowls vs toilet

    Toilet and toilet bowl are are not the same. A toilet is made up of two main parts, the tank and the bowl. The water in the tank is released into the bowl to flush its contents. Evidently, according to the piece, if you make a fire in a toilet bowl it may well crack.

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    Re: toilet bowls vs toilet

    A 'toilet' is also the room. "It's got a bathroom with a separate toilet." The toilet [bowl] isn't sitting out in the corridor by itself. It's in a room called "the toilet".

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