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  • zooey
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    I really must take the time to drop a note to the Queen, requesting a visit to discuss “The Queen's English.” Anyone know her email address? I know she has an iPod (GREAT gift for the Queen…duhhh)…but does she have a pc?

    Anywho…guess I should have “googled” the answers but decided to take a shot at it alone. Totally messed up. Who would have thought a “dunny” was a, well, you know. <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> Where on earth did that word come from?* <img src='style_emoticons//blink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’blink.gif’ />

    Michele

    *I don't really want to know.

    Sandra
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    Not sure where the term came from, but I do know it was Thomas Crapper who invented it ! <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ />

    A 'crap' is what we refer to a 'number 2' as . . . I don't need to be more specific here for you, do I?

    I just love your imaginative answers, Michele. Never Google anything unless absolutely necessary.

    zooey
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    QUOTE(Sandra @ Aug 1 2009, 03:32 AM)
    Not sure where the term came from, but I do know it was Thomas Crapper who invented it !  <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ />

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    You HAVE to be kidding! Imagine going through life with that as your claim to fame. jeeezzzzz…..

    Think I'll stick with “commode.” Much more civil. <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ />

    Michele

    Petals
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    Just to bring you two back to this earth, there is the Buddha Necklace.

    Now get back to the Spooky Forest where you both belong! <img src='style_emoticons//ph34r.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’ph34r.gif’ />

    zooey
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    QUOTE(Jacqueline @ Aug 1 2009, 12:38 PM)
    Just to bring you two back to this earth, there is the Buddha Necklace.

    Now get back to the Spooky Forest where you both belong! <img src='style_emoticons//ph34r.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’ph34r.gif’ />

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    ooops…she found us. <img src='style_emoticons//ph34r.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’ph34r.gif’ />

    Aussie Girl
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    MICHELE BEFORE YOU LEAP BACK TO THE SPOOKY FORREST – JUST TO LET YOU

    KNOW BOTH THE WORDS DUNNY AND CRAP ARE VERY MUCH AUSTRALIAN SLANG

    I ALSO SPELL REALIZE WITH A Z – MAINLY BECAUSE I THINK Z's LOOK MORE

    INTERESTING THAN S's AND I SAY 'NAPKIN' NOT SERVIETTE, BATHERS NOT

    COSSIES FOR BATHING COSTUMES BUT I THINK THAT IS MORE A

    MELBOURNE THING.

    I'M SURE SANDRA YOU WILL AGREE MELBOURNE AND SYDNEY PEOPLE OFTEN

    HAVE DIFFERENT WORDS FOR THE SAME THING EVEN THOUGH WE LIVE IN

    THE SAME COUNTRY.

    KAREN

    Sandra
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    <img src='style_emoticons//blink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’blink.gif’ /> Actually I didn't notice, Karen. I thought we would all refer to things similarly, though the Tasmanians say funny things (Hi Fee !) such as Potato Cakes for (Potato) Scallops, and Heat Pump for Reverse Cycle Air Conditioner . . . <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ />

    Bathers, now that's an old Sydney word. We must have given it to you when we changed it to Cossies. <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ />

    VEGAS LADY
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    Hi all….. <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ />

    You have to laugh at all the different words we have for the simple toilet….here are a few more, many of them I have heard used in my lifetime, alough many have now died out or considered none P.C.

    LOO…….Still in use a lot today and I would think that it is the most common one used in England….. from the French Bordalou

    Karsy…..This is an old one and there are quite a few ways of spelling it…..From the Italian word cassa ( house )

    Thunder Box……British Indian Army Term…..not used nowadays.

    Jerry……I have always wondered about this one because when I was a little girl we used to go and stay with my Mothers Aunt in the English Lake District, she only had an outside toilet so china potties were placed under the beds for night-time use.
    My Aunt always used the term “going to empty the Jerries”……evidently Jerry is a rough area in Oxford, England…..but don't ask me how it became another word for potty.

    HERE'S ONE FOR MICHELLE….. <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ />

    THE THRONE ROOM…… <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ /> Sooooooooooo if you write to our Queen do ask her if she has one…. <img src='style_emoticons//wink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’wink.gif’ />

    ONE FOR YOU AS WELL SANDRA….. <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ />

    DUNNY……The term for an outside toilet and the person who used to empty them was called a DUNNYMAN. The word comes from the British Dialect DUNNEKIN meaning DUNG HOUSE……Us Brits get everywhere…….. <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> <img src='style_emoticons//tongue.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’tongue.gif’ />

    Just incase you all thought that I was a walking encyclopedia…….I knew all the old words but had to look up the origins……..I KNOW I SHOULD GET A LIFE…. <img src='style_emoticons//blink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’blink.gif’ /> <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> But it was interesting

    There are many more regional terms used over here.

    Hoping I kept you all amused for five minutes.

    Margaret…….. <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> ……….After all this I must go to the !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! …. <img src='style_emoticons//ohmy.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’ohmy.gif’ />

    zooey
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    OMG…am laughing so hard I may have to use the THRONE ROOM!

    I don't believe the Queen does such lowly things as “going potty,” does she? I mean, she's Royalty. They just don't do stuff like that. <img src='style_emoticons//ohmy.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’ohmy.gif’ />

    We really must get off this topic, but loved your “History.” Thanks so much for the lesson in Dunny 101… <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ /> <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ />

    Lord…gotta go….

    VEGAS LADY
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    Hi Michele

    Just by way of interest it was reported in a newspaper some time ago that the Queen says LOO……. <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ />

    Margaret

    Sandra
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    <img src='style_emoticons//smile.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’smile.gif’ /> thanks Margaret – actually we refer to it as the 'loo' mostly. 'Dunny' I suppose is the crass way of saying it, but it depends where you are. If you are at someone's house, you would say you had to go to the loo, but if you are in a pub or something you might say you had to go to the dunny.

    “Sitting on the throne” is used occassionally here too, as in “I have to go and sit on the throne” . . . probably referring to a number 2.

    Ah gosh . . . how did we end up here ???? <img src='style_emoticons//blink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’blink.gif’ />

    Aussie Girl
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    Margaret – thanks for that, most interesting. I always use the word 'loo' and in light of what you've said I guess it would date from my time of living in London in the “Swinging Sixties” I think a lot of the words & expressions (and slang) we use in Australia come from England which of course makes sense.

    Sandra, I didn't know 'potato cakes' which we use here too originated from
    Tasmania. Goes to show how the Solid Perfume site enlightens us in all sorts of areas. Nice friends and a little 'useless trivia' as well.. <img src='style_emoticons//rolleyes.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’rolleyes.gif’ />

    Karen

    zooey
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    Tasmania? There's really a Tasmania? Where is it? I only know of the Tasmanian Devil in the cartoon…. <img src='style_emoticons//blink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’blink.gif’ />

    Thanks for the update, Margaret, although I still don't think she goes, you know. I mean, she's the QUEEN. Perhaps that's why she doesn't smile too often. hmmm….<img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ />

    Sandra
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    QUOTE(zooey @ Aug 3 2009, 03:45 AM)
    Tasmania?  There's really a Tasmania?  Where is it?  I only know of the Tasmanian Devil in the cartoon…. <img src='style_emoticons//blink.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’blink.gif’ />

    Thanks for the update, Margaret, although I still don't think she goes, you know.  I mean, she's the QUEEN.  Perhaps that's why she doesn't smile too often. hmmm….<img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ />

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    Are you kidding me??? I guess that's like asking where Rhode Island is . . .

    OK, its not joined to the mainland of Australia, but it has always been included as far as we are concerned. It's the teensy-weensy upside-down triangular bit right at the bottom right hand side of the country. It's a beautiful place, so if you ever have the chance, do Tasmania !

    And BTW, the Tasmanian Devil is REAL, but on the verge of extinction <img src='style_emoticons//sad.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’sad.gif’ />

    zooey
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    QUOTE(Sandra @ Aug 3 2009, 01:08 AM)
    And BTW, the Tasmanian Devil is REAL, but on the verge of extinction  <img src='style_emoticons//sad.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’sad.gif’ />

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    Are you serious? You wouldn't by any chance know where he hangs out, would you. Hopefully not in the Dark, Spooky Forest. This one I'm going to have to google. I say there's no such thing as a Tasmanian Devil….I'll be back. <img src='style_emoticons//unsure.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’unsure.gif’ />

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