Bathrooms? Are you serious? What a topic for a blog post. I know many people get their inspiration there but as a topic.
That’s right, the blog as gone to the bathroom. Why? I am not sure. Maybe it is because my granddaughter is now going to the potty all the time and wearing “big girl” panties instead of diapers. (Her transition was fast, and a relief to her mom since granddaughter #2 is due at the end of the summer.)
There are so many labels for the bathroom. I already mentioned potty. One of the most popular in restaurants is restroom. Rest? Hmmm. I do know that at some large companies they women’s’ restroom has a lounge area with chairs and maybe a couch. (Don’t ask how I know.)
The other thing, or one of them, that made me think of bathrooms was a sign posted on the unisex bathroom at the Northern Colorado Writers’ office/meeting room in Fort Collins. The decorative sign lists some common words for the facility. They include bathroom, lavatory, head, latrine, loo, washroom, water closet, necessary room, power room and toilet. I think they forgot privy.
I can’t even get into the “themed” rooms at some establishments that have pictures of cowboys/cowgirls, etc. on the doors.
Yes, I know there are some other mostly crude names for this but my blog posts down go there.
Here is a reward for those of you who have waded through all this stuff. Bob’s travel tip is when you travel in a foreign country, know the native term for the bathroom. In Thailand, I found this to be a crucial point after consuming copious quantities of Singha beer. Oh, the term is hong nam, which loosely translates to water room.