Heard: "I finished cleaning the _restroom_ and …"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Feb 8 20:01:00 UTC 2013

On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 2:36 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> That is, she finished cleaning what was known, in my lost youth, as a
> "bathroom," before "bathroom" came to mean, "facility open to the
> general public for the excretion of bodily wastes."

Apparently, "restroom" is Sheila's only word for _bathroom_.
Throughout the entire course of the reality show, "restroom" is the
only word that she uses, even for the bathroom in her own house.


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