Brit euphemism...

Bruce Dykes bkd at GRAPHNET.COM
Tue Dec 7 09:37:53 UTC 1999

I heard one new to me from our London office:

"He's gone to spend a penny."

How does that come about? Penny for number one, tuppence for number two? Are
pay toilets (or, even more nefarious, pay toilet paper dispensers) so common
in London that *everybody* has to spend a penny?


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