The 'T' Word

9:00 AM -- LONDON -- Red Panda’s sojourn to this sceptered isle of not-so-great-Britain has afforded him ample opportunity to observe the little differences between Americans and our more cultured chums.

Take the word “toilet.”

In the UK it is apparently socially acceptable to walk up to a total stranger and ask, "Where's the TOILET?!" really, really loudly.

Said inquiry elicits no sense of embarrassment whatsoever in either the questioner or the askee (arsekey?) who generally just nods sagely and points the way.

Red Panda believes the trend should be extended.

In future people should simply shout "I NEED TO TAKE A CRAP!"

Followed by:


— Red Panda, Envoy of Cultural Awareness, Light Reading

Peter Heywood 12/5/2012 | 3:02:43 AM
re: The 'T' Word It's the term "rest room" that deserves sarcasm. Very Victorian.
Balet 12/5/2012 | 3:02:41 AM
re: The 'T' Word For reading about light?
whyiswhy 12/5/2012 | 3:02:41 AM
re: The 'T' Word Yea, it should be called "reading room".

turing 12/5/2012 | 3:02:40 AM
re: The 'T' Word What if you just need to take a piss? Do you ask "where's the urinal"? Or I guess in Liverpool the question would be "where's the sidewalk?" just kidding lads.
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