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Grace Elliot
March 27th, 2011, 04:13 PM
My weekend blog post is titled :
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Now as you might have gathered, I’m a fan of the Regency. However…and it’s a big but…I wouldn’t want to live there. The reason (or one of them…) the lack of flushing plumbing! I couldn’t be doing with chamber pots, closed stools and ceespits…give me u-bends and toilets every time.
I suspect I’m not alone in this, and neither, so it seems, am I alone in the confusion over what to call a toilet. Apparently there is a world wide reticence to come out with it and say the word ‘toilet’ or ‘lavatory’ in public.
I love this story of an English lady in the 1930’s, who was accosted at a party by a drunken man, wanting to know where the toilet was. Her icy reply was;
‘On the left of the entrance hall you will find a door marked ‘Gentlemen’. Disregard the warning, go right in and you’ll find what you want.’<o:p></o:p>
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http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.com/2011/03/toilets-and-timid-women.html (http://graceelliot-author.blogspot.com/2011/03/toilets-and-timid-women.html)
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Shelley Munro
March 28th, 2011, 03:55 AM
LOL - I love the lady's icy reply.


Grace Elliot
March 28th, 2011, 04:16 PM
If I'm going to think of something so cutting and witty...its usually about half an hour after the event! Full marks to her for being on the ball.