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    Question Suitable name for a bathroom in an American school/ university

    Please, I would like to know how we name a bathroom in an American school/ University:

    - restroom?
    - public toilet?
    - comfort station?
    - public convenience?
    - convenience?
    - public lavatory?
    - toilet facility?
    - wash room?
    - water closet (WC)?
    - toilet?
    - men's room?
    - women's room?

    Thanks, Daniele.

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    Re: Suitable name for a bathroom in an American school/ university

    Restroom, lavatory, bathroom, and ladies' (or mens') room are the most commonly used terms and most readily understood in the US. You can ask for the "toilet" as well, but once in a while, you might get a funny response to that one. (A visiting British friend once saw that the bathroom door was closed, and wasn't sure if the room was occupied. He asked those of us nearby, "Is anyone in the toilet?" Some wiseguy replied, "Yeah, the Ty-D-Bowl Man.")


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    Re: Suitable name for a bathroom in an American school/ university

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniele Menezes View Post
    Please, I would like to know how we name a bathroom in an American school/ University:

    - restroom?
    - public toilet?
    - comfort station?
    - public convenience?
    - convenience?
    - public lavatory?
    - toilet facility?
    - wash room?
    - water closet (WC)?
    - toilet?
    - men's room?
    - women's room?

    Thanks, Daniele.
    In Canada, you could use washroom, restroom, men's/ladies' room, bathroom.

    Toilet could be used too but it is considered to be slightly crude and impolite, unlike other countries particularly in Asia where it seems that this is the normal term used.

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