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GrandMasterTime wrote:

People make fun of me when I call it the "restroom", they see it as snobby for some reason.


Call it the lavatory or powder-room instead. Slight euphemisms rule!
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In the Caribbean many have their toilets separate from their bathrooms. When they need to go to the toilet people ask for the toilet not bathroom. Even the smallest house would have a separate toilet and a separate shower. My grandmother's home had the separate arrangement. It worked well in a home with just one toilet and one shower but two bedrooms. My mother's home had the toilet and shower together in a little room (having a shower is more common than a bathtub there). That served a 3 bedroom home and it was frustrating sharing it because if someone was taking a shower and you needed to go you had to wait until they were finished.

If you had more room and could afford to splash out then you'd get a bathroom suit complete with bathtub, shower, toilet and bidet. That was one of my cousin's home arrangement.

My current home has a bathtub with shower attachment and a toilet with a wash basin.
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separate rooms in my house.

But sometimes I need a bathroom!
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I did like the idea of having the toilet in a separate room when I was working in Japan. I do not remember the toilet ever having a seat cover. The Japanese bathtub is designed to allow the water to stay in the tub for up to a month before drainage. A little heater and tub cover keeps it at the right temperature. I would not want to keep an open toilet near that bathtub, even if the bathtub technically is a separate room from the bath sink.

I would just ask for the toilet, lavatory, "the john", or "the head" (ship term).
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I have never used a toilet that had a separate room in my entire life. It's pretty much the opposite here, most bathrooms are equipped with at least a toilet, a sink, and a shower. Then we have half bathrooms that only have the toilet and sink.

If the toilet had its own room though, that would be awesome. I had many siblings growing up, and it never gets less weird when someone uses the toilet while you're showering. Never. Even if it doesn't mess with your water temperature.
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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.

Don't have to get up to grab a beer from the fridge

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I say bathroom no matter where it is or if it doesn't contain a bath.
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We have both kinds in out house. In two of our bathroom we have a toilet next to the shower, except we put doors on our bathtub to prevent anything from the toilet from getting in. In the third bathroom, the toilet is located in a separate room from the bath. Our house isn't even that big, either.
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Here is an example of where the toilet is not in the same room as the bathtub.




Then there are chamber pots. I can remember one house that had those
Posted 9/22/15

PurpleDjango wrote:

I say bathroom no matter where it is or if it doesn't contain a bath.


this^

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marklebid wrote:


GrandMasterTime wrote:

People make fun of me when I call it the "restroom", they see it as snobby for some reason.


Call it the lavatory or powder-room instead. Slight euphemisms rule!


Or better yet, just say that you want to go sit on the donut in Granny's greenhouse.
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Jackalope82 wrote:

I did like the idea of having the toilet in a separate room when I was working in Japan. I do not remember the toilet ever having a seat cover. The Japanese bathtub is designed to allow the water to stay in the tub for up to a month before drainage. A little heater and tub cover keeps it at the right temperature. I would not want to keep an open toilet near that bathtub, even if the bathtub technically is a separate room from the bath sink.

I would just ask for the toilet, lavatory, "the john", or "the head" (ship term).


In the UK we can just ask for the "loo".

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I call it restroom. "I'm going to restroom brb" Its lot better than hearing what my father used to say "I'm going to the shitter"! XD
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I was taught restroom and bathroom as the correct terminology.
As most have stated, most homes in the US have the toilet in the same room as the shower and tub.
Most homes have gone away from having only a single bathroom to help with crowd control (lol) and unless they are older homes, have 2 or 3 bathrooms, and sometimes half baths as well. It is not uncommon to see the amount of bathrooms in a home correspond to the amount of bedrooms.
And there is nothing worse than waiting from someone to finish showering so you can use the toilet. Having to listen to the running water is some sort of torture, I'm sure of it.
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The general rule (at least the way I was raised) is that if the toilet is located in a building with a bedroom say "bathroom". If its located in a public space say "restroom". If it's outside say "outhouse" and pray to whatever deity you believe in that there are no snakes or spiders living in it.
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