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Naming the place

Posted in Uncategorized by Simon Bisson on August 11, 2005


A public toilets in Otorohanga, New Zealand. But why do the ladies get all the delicate terms?

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  1. vampwillow said,

    but we have a Queen on the Throne!

  2. grey_lady said,

    Because we’re so delicate? 🙂

  3. davesslave said,

    Good question… I suppose it ranks back to the odd victorian belief that ladies are the more gentle sex.

  4. lpetrazickis said,

    I’d say that it’s not so much the ladies getting delicate terms as it’s the ladies getting delicate fonts. “Lavatory” and “Wharepaku” sound pretty brutal, and “Loo” is somewhat crude.

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