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calumy (rip van wanko) at 3:18 15 Mar 19

Last month I was driving to work and was in a queue behind a traffic light, left the 'keep clear' box in front of me empty, the car behind me drove around my car into the space! I was livid to the point of considering beeping my horn.
― mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, March 11, 2019 12:02 PM (three days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Honestly don't know if this is sarcasm or not
Not sarcastic ftr, but there are plenty of people on the road here who seem to have no compunction in using it.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 17 March 2019 10:39 (four months ago) link

gas stations with wide selection of beer

love this fuckin country

― alomar lines, Thursday, March 14, 2019 10:23 PM (three days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

It is something that has thrilled me

― ( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Sunday, 17 March 2019 6:22 PM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Varies by state, the fucking palava you have to go through to buy a six pack of beer and a bag of chips in Pennsylvania was another infuriating and very American.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Sunday, 17 March 2019 11:24 (four months ago) link

Fun fact, the literal meaning of "lavatory" is also "a room for washing", they are equivalent. At least Australians use "dunny" which derives from a word meaning "dung house".

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Sunday, 17 March 2019 11:56 (four months ago) link

tbh I don't know anyone who says "lavatory" either, it's toilets/loos/bogs afaik

Colonel Poo, Sunday, 17 March 2019 12:20 (four months ago) link

bathroom

~mine own~ bitcoin (darraghmac), Sunday, 17 March 2019 12:27 (four months ago) link

Using bathroom to mean the lavatory as opposed to the room you bathe in is what’s being referred to there

yeah but “toilet” means the room you dress or wash in, it’s modern polite euphemisms replacing now-seen-as-coarse-euphemisms all the way down

steven, soda jerk (sic), Sunday, 17 March 2019 12:27 (four months ago) link

i'm reading harry potter to my kids and they keep saying "bathroom". now, jk rowling's english, and these kids are clearly intended to be english (king's cross station etc) - so what gives? has the editor americanized these words because of the larger american market for these books? or is there an actual american edition?? (struggling to think of what else might have been changed in this case, presumably a few passing references to graham crackers and rodeos)

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 17 March 2019 13:40 (four months ago) link

restroom

Bielsa, Bub (Tom D.), Sunday, 17 March 2019 13:46 (four months ago) link

Using bathroom to mean the lavatory as opposed to the room you bathe in

"Lavatory" is derived from, let's see, "lavatorium," and from "lavare," which means to wash or bathe.

Is there an "oh let's laugh at the stupid Americans" point that I am missing here?

Gunther Gleiben (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 17 March 2019 14:42 (four months ago) link

"Hunsecker... to the lavatorium - at once!!"

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 17 March 2019 14:44 (four months ago) link

I know the etymology of lavatory duh. I was just clarifying why ppl were mentioning bathroom itt because deems asked “what’s American about bathroom”. Outside of the us it’s less common to use “bathroom” for a room that only contains a toilet and sink (ie no bath or shower). That’s what ppl are saying is American.

A funny tinge happened on the way to the forum (wins), Sunday, 17 March 2019 15:30 (four months ago) link

Restroom is also used a lot, and as far as I know not many people retreat to the dunghouse to rest

calumy (rip van wanko), Sunday, 17 March 2019 15:54 (four months ago) link

I believe that would be an ecumenical matter, for resolution on a “shitting at work” thread

steven, soda jerk (sic), Sunday, 17 March 2019 17:28 (four months ago) link

restrooms are public bathrooms

John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt, Sunday, 17 March 2019 17:36 (four months ago) link

is there an actual american edition??

yes-- pudding becomes dessert etc. (and obv philosopher becomes sorcerer).

read an article once about the process and they talked about leaving in colloquialisms where they could be understood from context and added that vital tone of twee exotica: the example i remember was someone saying "she got a bit shirty with me".

difficult listening hour, Sunday, 17 March 2019 17:37 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

[80 degrees or higher]

you kids wanna shaved ice??

Tokyo Ghetto Stüssy (King Boy Pato), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 08:27 (two months ago) link

Dudes going to work wearing business casual and their fave baseball team’s cap.

Tokyo Ghetto Stüssy (King Boy Pato), Thursday, 23 May 2019 21:05 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

In USA the toilet water is very very high - I can only assume this is done deliberately, to accomodate the monster shits done by its people.

— nina oyama (@ninaoyama) May 29, 2019

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Friday, 7 June 2019 08:13 (one month ago) link

smiling

frame casual (dog latin), Friday, 7 June 2019 08:55 (one month ago) link

I take big shits and I cannot lie

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Friday, 7 June 2019 11:38 (one month ago) link

This classic in the comments

https://www.reddit.com/r/copypasta/comments/7qn75k/poop_knife_from_reddit/

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 7 June 2019 11:49 (one month ago) link

not clicking on that url.

pplains, Friday, 7 June 2019 14:02 (one month ago) link

wise move, I am full of regret

d'ILM for Murder (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 7 June 2019 14:03 (one month ago) link

Masseuse rhymes with moose
Entrée = main course
"with au jus"

The Pingularity (ledge), Thursday, 20 June 2019 10:30 (one month ago) link

the wursthaus in harvard square famously (to my dad) used to serve "chili con carne - mit beans"

Lil' Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 20 June 2019 11:45 (one month ago) link

Entrée did confuse me the first time I saw it

Colonel Poo, Thursday, 20 June 2019 18:12 (one month ago) link

It confused me too – but I was an American in Australia.

pplains, Thursday, 20 June 2019 18:25 (one month ago) link

Entrée still infuriates me every time

Minutes after reading that post I also heard an American refer to “dipping a sandwich in au jus”

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Thursday, 20 June 2019 18:29 (one month ago) link

what does masseuse rhyme with in the old empire?

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 20 June 2019 18:43 (one month ago) link

hers

The Pingularity (ledge), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:09 (one month ago) link

how do you say masseur? mass oo-er?

The Pingularity (ledge), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:11 (one month ago) link

we have high toilet water and entrees in canada too unforch

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:14 (one month ago) link

Mah-sir
Mah-soos

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:15 (one month ago) link

what does masseuse rhyme with in the old empire?

― ☮ (peace, man), Thursday, June 20, 2019 6:43 PM (thirty-two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

hers

― The Pingularity (ledge), Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:09 PM (six minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I mean, there's no "r" there. Plus, it looks like Dr. Seuss.

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:16 (one month ago) link

Well you do say dool for duel after all. For example. Talking of American things.

Orpheus Knutt (Tom D.), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:19 (one month ago) link

there's masseuse and masseur. female and male.

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:19 (one month ago) link

Well you do say dool for duel after all. For example. Talking of American things.

― Orpheus Knutt (Tom D.), Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:19 PM (eleven minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

What do you guys say - drool?

☮ (peace, man), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:30 (one month ago) link

Duel

Orpheus Knutt (Tom D.), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:42 (one month ago) link

You don't say fool for fuel, after all.

Orpheus Knutt (Tom D.), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:43 (one month ago) link

hers

― The Pingularity (ledge), Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:09 PM (forty-three minutes ago)

how do you say masseur? mass oo-er?

― The Pingularity (ledge), Thursday, June 20, 2019 3:11 PM (forty-one minutes ago)

classic Britishism -- "if we bungle the pronunciation badly enough, maybe people will forget that it's a loanword"

tandoor vittles (unregistered), Thursday, 20 June 2019 19:54 (one month ago) link

(TIL about hyperforeignism)

tandoor vittles (unregistered), Thursday, 20 June 2019 20:01 (one month ago) link

I mean, there's no "r" there. Plus, it looks like Dr. Seuss.

I may have some exciting news for you about the pronunciation of American author Theodor Geisel’s middle name

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Thursday, 20 June 2019 20:07 (one month ago) link

classic Britishism -- "if we bungle the pronunciation badly enough, maybe people will forget that it's a loanword"

yeah, it still doesn't rhyme with moose.

The Pingularity (ledge), Friday, 21 June 2019 07:40 (one month ago) link


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