[Ads-l] Making _Bathrooms_ More ‘Accommodating’

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 19 22:15:27 UTC 2015

Here, "bathrooms" refers to what were once referred to as "(public)
restrooms." This new use is sowing confusion among the masses. On the tube,
the other day, I saw an episode of Infestations in which the husband
properly referred to the infestation's location as "the bathroom" of their
house, but his wife referred to that location as "the restroom."

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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