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  1. Hong Kong Chinese

    Unwanted articles=rubbish?

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    I went to a public W.C. in Hong Kong. When I entered a small cubicle and spotted a warning sign posted by Food and Environmental Hygiene Department.

    Sign is:

    Do not discard unwanted articles into water closet.

    A water closet or water closets?

    Unwanted articles, do they mean rubbish, garbage, trash, junk!

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    By "unwanted articles" I think they mean anything that can fit into a toilet bowl. People have been known to put things in there that don't belong--things that are unflushable and cause problems. More specifically, by "unwanted articles" they probably mean trash, which, fittingly, should go into a trash can.


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    It could include things like cigarette butts, which are not meant to go down the toilet.


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