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Possibly the strangest question ever asked on the forums....

gingagaminggingagaming FREELANCE GS DEVPosts: 1,391Member, PRO

I'm about to name an app (will be disclosed at a later date!) but before I do, I want to know if the word "Toilet" is an English (UK) word or commonly used worldwide? In particular is a toilet called a toilet in the US! I mean we have lots of other words like loo, bog and some I won't care to list but the more formal word is toilet. Is this the case in the US and the rest of the world who speak some form of the English language?

Please comment below and let me know where your from!

{Sits down with a glass of wine and awaits @Socks input...}

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  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Dallas, TexasPosts: 8,765Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick

    From Texas -- We use toilet mostly. With younger crowds, I often hear "potty."

  • jamie_cjamie_c ImagineLabs.rocks Posts: 5,271Member, BASIC

    Toilet is used commonly in the US.

  • ToqueToque Posts: 708Member, PRO
    edited January 26

    The actual toilet is called a toilet. The room is called a washroom or restroom or bathroom in Canada.

  • PhilipCCPhilipCC Encounter Bay, South AustraliaPosts: 1,159Member, PRO

    We use "dunny" sometimes in Australia, but toilet is most common and everyone understands it including new immigrants. It's probably one of the first things they learn, because when you gotta go, you gotta ask the right question. :#

  • AlchimiaStudiosAlchimiaStudios Posts: 787Member, PRO

    Toilet is def most universal. Have heard a few in the US such as: loo, restroom, washroom, potty, bathroom, pooper, crapper, and uhh a few more crass ones I wont list here =P

  • gingagaminggingagaming FREELANCE GS DEV Posts: 1,391Member, PRO

    Thank you all for your input. So Toilet is very well known and not just local to England (which is what I was trying to figure out!). Now I have this info, I can name this! Thanks again.

  • imjustmikeimjustmike Posts: 408Member, BASIC

    @gingagaming just for reference, loo is actually considered 'posher' and more formal than toilet by people who are actually posher. I'm regularly told off (jokingly) for using the word toilet by a certain friends.

  • SocksSocks London, UK.Posts: 12,324Member, BASIC

    @gingagaming said:
    {Sits down with a glass of wine and awaits @Socks output...}

    :| :o :#

  • BigDaveBigDave Posts: 2,120Member, PRO

    i came back to this post because I saw @socks replied

  • SocksSocks London, UK.Posts: 12,324Member, BASIC
    edited January 27

    I came back to this thread because @BigDave had seen my post.

  • jamie_cjamie_c ImagineLabs.rocks Posts: 5,271Member, BASIC

    @socks, are you angry!? You've suddenly turned red!!!

  • mhedgesmhedges Raised on VCS Posts: 614Member
    edited January 27

    @Socks said:

    @gingagaming said:
    {Sits down with a glass of wine and awaits @Socks output...}

    :| :o :#

    Hmm... let's see:

    1. Output.
    2. Emojis.
    3. Red avatar

    Constipation? :D

  • SocksSocks London, UK.Posts: 12,324Member, BASIC

    @jamie_c said:
    @socks, are you angry!? You've suddenly turned red!!!

    I'd not noticed, must be a bacterial infection ?

  • jamie_cjamie_c ImagineLabs.rocks Posts: 5,271Member, BASIC

    @socks, possibly a spider bite? I've seen who you associate with in the forums...

  • JSprojectJSproject Posts: 723Member

    Toilet - when **** hits the fan
    Toilet - when nature calls
    Toilet - both #1 and #2 are ok
    Toilet - 2 Pound lighter!
    Toilet - a really **** game
    Toilet - oops, I did it again

    I wonder what the game title might be.. ;)

  • PhilipCCPhilipCC Encounter Bay, South AustraliaPosts: 1,159Member, PRO
    edited January 27

    @mhedges said:

    @Socks said:

    @gingagaming said:
    {Sits down with a glass of wine and awaits @Socks output...}

    :| :o :#

    Hmm... let's see:

    1. Output.
    2. Emojis.
    3. Red avatar

    Constipation? :D

    No, as we all well know, from @socks it's just wind! :#

    Socks post number 12,000 coming up next.

    I expect something momentous.

  • gingagaminggingagaming FREELANCE GS DEV Posts: 1,391Member, PRO

    Revisiting this question as I am designing an element in my "Toilet" themed game. Its a newspaper and I want to name it themed. I was going to call it the "Bog Standard News" but I believe "Bog standard" is UK slang and therefore unknown to the rest of the world. So hopefully some of you Americans (not limited to!) can help me out with a toilet themed name for a newspaper. Thank you all for any suggestions!

  • ToqueToque Posts: 708Member, PRO

    Log Tribune
    The Daily Poo
    Sitting Times
    Yellow Post
    Sun Don't Shine Times
    Rear View Journal.
    Urinal Journal
    Moon Tribune

    Sorry those are really bad......

  • SocksSocks London, UK.Posts: 12,324Member, BASIC

    The Evening Sausage

  • pHghostpHghost London, UKPosts: 1,863Member

    The Morning Stream
    Closet Times
    The Regular Load
    Bum Papers

  • ToqueToque Posts: 708Member, PRO

    Loo news is Good News.

  • Two.ETwo.E Posts: 217Member, PRO

    The WallStreet Journal...

  • SocksSocks London, UK.Posts: 12,324Member, BASIC

    @Two.E said:
    The WallStreet Journal...

    Lol ! :smile:

    Headline: PooDiePie is a Nazi !

    ;)

  • ToqueToque Posts: 708Member, PRO

    @Two.E said:
    The WallStreet Journal...

    Rated #2 in news.

    Not sure if #1 and #2 is used like it is here........?

  • The_Gamesalad_GuruThe_Gamesalad_Guru Posts: 9,840Member

    Toilet paper times. Flushington post.

  • SocksSocks London, UK.Posts: 12,324Member, BASIC

    @The_Gamesalad_Guru said:
    Toilet paper times. Flushington post.

    'Flushington post'

    My favourite so far.

  • ToqueToque Posts: 708Member, PRO
    edited March 12

    News Stream.

    Daily Deed and Read

  • gingagaminggingagaming FREELANCE GS DEV Posts: 1,391Member, PRO

    I love the input guys, these are all great suggestions. I particularly love:

    The Daily Poo
    Sun Don't Shine Times
    Rear View Journal
    Closet Times
    The WallStreet Journal (revised to The Toilet Wall Journal) - (and love your suggestion @socks about your headline but its a little too close to the cloth as they say!)

    But right now unless there are any advances, I think dave @The_Gamesalad_Guru is in the lead with:

    Flushington post

    Thank you all for your input so far. I am also intrigued with some content now after @Socks suggestion! This could bring another funny element to the paper! So feel free to be featured and suggest below!

  • SocksSocks London, UK.Posts: 12,324Member, BASIC

    Poo York Times . . . .

    (sorry) :)

    Still think 'Flushington Post' is the best so far.

  • PhilipCCPhilipCC Encounter Bay, South AustraliaPosts: 1,159Member, PRO

    @gingagaming said:

    But right now unless there are any advances, I think dave @The_Gamesalad_Guru is in the lead with:

    Flushington post

    Wait a minute now! I just noticed that this nonsense was on a "roll" again.

    What about:" Poopert Murdoch's News Ltd" ? He's makes the shittiest papers. :s

    FYI : Murdoch started News Ltd in South Australia. That's why we kicked him out. We thought it would be funny to send a criminal back to the UK, but they didn't want him, so he went to the USA. Now let's see if Trump :rage: ejects him as an undesirable immigrant.

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