Simon, one question: When I started to learn English, the first text we read was a very silly text one about a small child.
Do small children or their parents respectively really say "I want to spend a penny"????
Yes, Mr Hanky, but it's an old phrase when to go to the toilet cost 'a penny'. Whether it's English or American is something I don't know.
In England, we also say:
having a jimmy (Jimmy Riddle = piddle, a slang word for urine)
having a slash (blunt but not really vulgar)
Don't forget 'the bog'.
I even hear people say 'I'm off for a shit. Wait here'.
I have a question, my g-ma said something like "how now brown cow;" what is this? She said it was how they were taught English or something.
A toilet may be in a bathroom but it's called a bathroom because it's got a bath in it. The words "restroom" and "washroom" are just nonsense. "I'm going to the bathroom." still sounds uptight to me.
... and there's "I'm gonna drain the main vein." or "I'm off to syphon the python."
If you don't want to tell us what nasty business you're up to just say "Excuse me." but don't make out as if you're going to have a bath.
In Scotland it's "Hoo noo broon coo"...
There's the ever popular "I'm gonna take a leak" or how about the standard "I've gotta take a piss."
I hate the words 'fiesta' or 'plaza' that mean 'feast' the first one and 'square' the second one, but when you're talking about a Spanish speaking country. As if there were any difference.
I don't quite understand what you were trying to say Jose. Why do you not care for those words?
"... and there's "I'm gonna drain the main vein." or "I'm off to syphon the python."
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