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I see a lot of peple call the toilet the Bathroom for some reason despite the fact that it rarely in the same room in most homes.

has it been used to be that homes in the past might have the toilet share the same room as the bathtub.
The only example I seen in real life is the apartment that My aunt used to rent where the units are tiny.
Everywhere else the sole toilet is always in it's own room.
Why place a stinky toilet in the same room that you clean yourself with?

Also I mostly outside of online reference I mostly seen it in America media where people go "I be visiting the bathroom" or "Do you mind if I borrow your bathroom" as examples.

I find it weird when generally 1.) it's mostly in it own room, & 2.) why the strange association with the bathroom.
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    Where do you live? Every house and apartment I've ever lived in has the toilet sharing a room with the shower / bathtub. In public places we often use "restroom", and at home "bathroom".
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Posted 9/21/15 , edited 9/22/15
i got asked this the other day by a Aussie, its because in most American homes there in the same room, and the rest of the world is being Americanized
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Posted 9/21/15 , edited 9/22/15
I don't know what planet you're from, but we keep our toilets in our bathrooms here on planet earth...
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Only place that I know of that separates the bath and the toilet is Japan, maybe it extends to other asian countries as well but most places in the west are always together. The only exception to this is a half bathroom which is usually just a sink and a toilet.
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Posted 9/21/15 , edited 9/24/15
What you dont bath in the toilet?

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In every home I have ever scene the toilet and bathtub are in the same room, and I always address said room as "the washroom".
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This is the first time I hear that in some places the bathtub and the toilet are in different rooms.

Wait, I just remembered a post the other day that said that some people like to have their toilets in the kitchen.




I guess it's kinda trendy now.
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Considering...

-If you regularly clean your toilet and keep it flushed it shouldn't develop a particularly significant odour problem.
-Running water lines to a common room for bathing and waste removal streamlines household plumbing systems.
-Placing toilets and showers/tubs in a common room improves the efficiency of floor space usage by condensing two rooms into one.

...it at least makes sense that some people would place the shower/tub in a common room with a toilet. As for why it would be called a "bathroom" despite having a toilet I suppose people do that because showering/bathing doesn't evoke thoughts of relieving oneself, something often considered disgusting.
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anikevin wrote:

This is the first time I hear that in some places the bathtub and the toilet are in different rooms.

Wait, I just remembered a post the other day that said that some people like to have their toilets in the kitchen.




I guess it's kinda trendy now.


lmao that can't be a serious thing, it has to be a joke.
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Haruna-kai wrote:


anikevin wrote:

This is the first time I hear that in some places the bathtub and the toilet are in different rooms.

Wait, I just remembered a post the other day that said that some people like to have their toilets in the kitchen.




I guess it's kinda trendy now.


lmao that can't be a serious thing, it has to be a joke.


I wonder who cooked that up...
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Why would anyone with a brain separate the toilet and where you clean yourself? First it's a waste of space, having to add AN ADDITIONAL ROOM. Unless you combine the toilet and laundry room? Idk.

But from a common sense perspective--you NEED to clean yourself after using the toilet, you know like wash your hands. In some cultures other than the West, people actually wash their butts after doing #2, at the toilet.

I just can't understand why you'd create an extra room for the toilet. So what happens after you're done? You walk over to the bathroom to wash your hands? The common sense there -_-, this is why America and Europe kinda became world powers.

Also, I know in Asia they don't call it "the bathroom" and will laugh at you if you say that. They call it the CR or comfort room or restroom. But you don't take baths in the bathroom so it's not a bathroom. (unless there's really a shower there)
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I dunno. Watercloset, restroom, bathroom, toilet. Everyone knows what they refer to. I've had no problems in other countries when asking for one.

Kinds weird just calling it a toilet, though. A toilet is a fixture into which you excrete your wastes. It just sounds a bit too direct for me to use all the time. I refer to it as a restroom or bathroom. Kinda like how you refer to your dead family member as "deceased" or "passed away." I don't often hear people say, "My mom's dead."

I personally think it's fine to have a seperate room as long as the sink is easily accessible without having to open doors. Doorknobs are filthy.
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why would you put the toilet in the same room as the shower / bath / sink.

That's nasty..
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Many places in the world call toilets luxuries.
In the countryside of Thailand and similar places, many people go over a stream by squatting on two branches.
In South America, many people have holes or places they use to store up manure, similar to Japan in the Edo period.
This "night soil" is still used on crops in many places.

In India many homes do not have a toilet, there are many villages as well that do not have a single toilet.
Indians go wherever they can squat, as long as they are out of sight of their home.
This is why the Ganges river is one of the most polluted rivers in the world.

America started out with toilets outside, called "An Outhouse" or "Privy".
It was a small wooden shed with a deep hole you squatted over.
Eventually they added a wooden shelf with a hole cut out, to sit on and over.
Later they added a cover over the shelf's hole.
Eventually the toilet was brought inside the home and put with the bathtub, a very stupid move.
Its cheaper to put them together as it lessens the cost of plumbing, but it is not healthy.
That's because what drops or splashes into the toilet sends out tiny particles for 6 feet/1.8 meters in all directions.
These tiny particles land in or on most bathtubs and toothbrushes left out on the sink.
This bacteria then grows there in the warm moist environment and can cause people to get sore throats, urinary tract infections, etc.
Sorry, but these are facts.

Americans call the toilet "the bathroom" because women have taught their children to do so, for several generations.
American women are not supposed to say toilet, as it is considered a dirty word and not polite.
In a similar way American women do not use shit.
They teach their children to use the words poop, poopie, Number 2, etc. instead of bowl movement or stool.
Doctors use the word stool when speaking to adults and poopie when speaking to children.

Most adult, American women will never say anything other than "Please excuse me, I need to use the bathroom." or, if traveling by car "Wouldn't you like to stop at the next rest-stop?" or "Don't you want to take a break? There is a rest-stop just up ahead?"
MOST men fail to understand that this means "STOP, I have to use the toilet, Right NOW !"

American men are used to stating what they need or want.
American women are taught NOT make a demand, such as, "Stop, I have to use the restroom."
American women are only allowed to suggest what they need in an indirect manner, such as, "Don't you want to stop and take a break?"
This difference in male and female language is one of the major reasons for couples breaking up.
American men have to become more aware of this difference in speaking.

The worst reply to "Don't you want to stop and take a break?" is, "No, I'm not tired.", continuing to drive right past the rest stop.
The correct response is stopping as soon as possible.
An acceptable response is "I'll stop if you want me to." or "Sure, let's stop."
This way a woman can say, "Yes, let's stop."
After she does what she needs to do, she'll say "Thanks for stopping for me."

I hope this helps you better understand the differences and why they occur.
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For more info see "toilets for people" at:
https://www.facebook.com/toiletsforpeople
http://toiletsforpeople.com/
Their mission is:
2.5 billion people worldwide lack access to improved sanitation.
1 billion still practice open defecation.
When poop mixes with drinking water supplies and people drink or bath in that water they get sick – leading to the death of one child under 5 years old every minute from preventable diseases like cholera and severe diarrhea.

See toiletsforpeople.com article Why Toilets

This link http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/publications/factsfigures04/en/
Explains wht diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. (source) Poor sanitation causes severe diarrhea, which kills 1.5 million children each year. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren’t strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses. Many of these diseases are preventable. Adequate sanitation alone can reduce diarrheal illness by 37.5%.


There is also a wiki for this topic.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilet
This link covers the following.
1 Terminology
2 Types
2.1 Flush toilets
2.2 Pit latrines
2.3 Dry toilets
2.4 Urine diversion toilets
2.5 Chemical toilets
2.6 Others
3 Public toilets
4 Squat toilets
4.1 Urination
5 Related sanitary ware
5.1 Urinals
5.2 Bidets
6 Role of toilets and sanitation for public health
6.1 Example of cholera in England
6.2 Global situation
7 Etymology
7.1 Toilet
7.2 Lavatory
7.3 Loo
7.4 WC
7.5 Other
8 History
8.1 Ancient civilizations
8.2 Garderobes
8.3 Chamber pots
8.4 Early modern Europe
8.5 Flush toilets
8.6 Dry earth closet alternative
9 Society and culture
9.1 Anal cleansing habits
9.2 Islamic toilet etiquette
9.3 Toilet humour
9.4 Contemporary use of the word
10 Gallery
11 See also
12 References
13 Further reading

This page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toilet_%28room%29
Covers kinds of toilets with pictures of them from around the world.
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