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    When you're on a festival with not enough mobile toilets for all the thousands of spectators and somebody has already been occupying one of the mobile toilets for too long and you're knocking on the door in an angry way, which of these can you say?

    1 Hurry up dude, you're not the only one who wants to peer here.
    2 Make faster dude, you're not the only one who wants to peer here.
    3 Come on dude, you're not the only one who wants to peer here.
    4 Make haste to finish dude, you're not the only one who wants to peer here.

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    #2

    Re: hurry up

    You obviously mean pee, right?

    1 and 3.

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    Re: hurry up

    As Rover jutfrank said, only 1 and 3. In reality though, I don't think most people would be quite so polite or wordy. Given that you said the person would be knocking on the door in an angry way, I might expect something like:

    Oy, come on mate! [I'm dying for a p*ss!]
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    #4

    Re: hurry up

    My first question was why you would bother queuing for the toilets if you just need to pee. What kind of civilised festival is this?

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    #5

    Re: hurry up

    You might use 4 in Sherwood Forest with Robin Hood's men.

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    #6

    Re: hurry up

    I read 'mobile toilet', and pictured one on wheels. Is that term actually used in some variants?

    In AmE we generally call them porta-potties. One recently made the news a few days ago when it became airborne.


    Edit. Another somewhat crude but common line you'll hear in such situations is some variation of "Hey! Did you fall in or something?"
    Wear short sleeves! Support your right to bare arms!

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    Re: hurry up

    Quote Originally Posted by Skrej View Post
    I read 'mobile toilet', and pictured one on wheels. Is that term actually used in some variants?
    Apparently, it is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable_toilet

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    Re: hurry up

    Rarely have I ever wanted so much for a term to be popular as I now do 'thunder-box', after reading that article.

    I shall have to try adding it to my vocabulary in the hopes that it will catch on. I think it's just so apropos, especially for those porta-potties.
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