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Old 28-05-2011, 17:33   #16
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We do a lot if strange things with words. I'm taking a pee. Taking what? In going to jacks and taking a pee. Is jack okay with you taking his pee? Uhh no taking a leak in the head. Want a bandage? Dammit I'll be right back I'm going to urinate on the throne why dont t you just use the bathroom?
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Old 28-05-2011, 17:41   #17
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Re: "Heads" or "Head"? or Bathroom etc Whats correct?

The head is where you go to avail yourself of the marine sanitation device, which is similar to a personal flotation device, except that you don't want to float in it.
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Old 28-05-2011, 18:08   #18
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As an officer I'll just say it's the head.

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Old 29-05-2011, 09:48   #19
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Re: Heads or Head or Bathroom ? What's correct ?

I call it grudgingly wasted space. Inshore it has to be there, and ladies won't sail without one. Off shore I find the lee rail or a bucket works for me.

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Re: Heads or Head or Bathroom ? What's correct ?

We say head & head. It's a single syllable and easy to say whereas bathroom is two syllables unless you're from the southern US, then it's three.
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Old 29-05-2011, 10:02   #21
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Re: Heads or Head or Bathroom ? What's correct ?

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Old 29-07-2011, 04:13   #22
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Re: "Heads" or "Head"? or Bathroom etc Whats correct?

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Oh and its a kitchen, or a galley but usually a kitchen. If this makes me to be considered a lesser person by some please speak up so I know who to avoid.
LOL. Agreed. As a scientist I can understand why some folk are particular about terminology, but am less enamoured with those who do it with a snooty air.

Example: I was reading the lastest "The Coastal Passage", a crusing publication which many Australian and particularly Queensland sailors are familar with, and was enjoying an article when I came upon this:

"And there are the yachties who have
been cruising for years and still call a chart
a map, the head the toilet, sheets ropes
and going below downstairs."

The article was, the author freely admitted, an unabashed whinge, but that last part slipped a bit toward snobbery I felt. Maybe he was just being ironic though.
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Re: Heads or Head or Bathroom ? What's Correct ?

If we can't call things by their correct name, then all things become thingy's.....communication breaks down...bad things happen. It is not snobbery to know the appropriate name of things and communicate in a more precise manner.

The toilet resides in the head. Gotta go.

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While visiting a dirt dwellers home, just don't ask him if it's okay to crap on his head.
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While visiting a dirt dwellers home, just don't ask him if it's okay to crap on his head.
Laughing. Call it a bathroom, toilet head I don't care. When I worked aboard it was always a galley no one was to worried why. When I went home I cooked in the kitchen.
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Whenever I get a guest who spends far too much time in there…

.. I call it “An Abode”...
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Re: Heads or Head or Bathroom ? What's Correct ?

Is it more important to have toilet paper in the head or a well stocked magazine rack? Does "Boats & Harbors" make better toilet paper than "Practical Sailor"? Wait a minute, shouldn't that be called "Head Paper"?
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Re: Heads or Head or Bathroom ? What's Correct ?

as the receptical in the bow of the old time boats was named head as was in head of boat, i call the receptical the head. the room is bano, a s mine has a shower stall. anyone pees in the shower gets killed.
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"The Necessary". Or "The Euphemism".
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Crapper IMPROVED the flush toilet... but didn't invent it! THAT honor went to Sir John Harrington Hence the term "I'm going to the JOHN"
The romans had already water flushed toilets and so did a king of france (chasse d'eau) and guess what was the name of that small space? "les toilet"
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