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Message 14184 · Val Stannard · 3 Nov 1998 18:28:50 · Top

Ian Price wrote
> always could tell whether I was in England or Scotland by the signs on
the Public Conveniences. =
In Gretna the cludgies were labelled "Ladies" and "Gentlemen"
In Carlisle the bogs were signposted "Men" and "Women"

Could someone from the old country confirm if this is still true?

South of the border, there is a little more to England than Carlisle ! I
often visit public conveniences marked 'Ladies' and 'Gentlemen' - Correction -
I personally only ever visit the ones marked 'Ladies'. I have to wait for a
visit to France to get inside the 'Gents' and that's only because they have
this antiquated system of communal toilets [Apologies to any French people in
our group].

Val -UK

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Message 14186 · Peter Hastings · 3 Nov 1998 18:37:41 · Top

> this antiquated system of communal toilets

Not antiquated - gender neutral and social, the wave of the future.

Peter Hastings
Royal Observatory
Edinburgh
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Message 14201 · Bryan McAlister · 3 Nov 1998 22:09:23 · Top

In article <UPMAIL18.199811031623360306@classic.msn.com>, Val Stannard
<Val_Stannard@classic.msn.com> writes
>
>South of the border, there is a little more to England than Carlisle ! I
>often visit public conveniences marked 'Ladies' and 'Gentlemen' - Correction -
>I personally only ever visit the ones marked 'Ladies'. I have to wait for a
>visit to France to get inside the 'Gents' and that's only because they have
>this antiquated system of communal toilets

Dont you ever watch Ally McBeal - have just returned from Greece where
toilets are segregated Men/women but have communal hand wash. I suspect
in 10 years time we'll have mixed sex cludgies all over the place.
--
Bryan McAlister

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Message 14215 · Martin.Sheffield · 4 Nov 1998 00:15:24 · Top

>I have to wait for a
>visit to France to get inside the 'Gents' and that's only because they have
>this antiquated system of communal toilets

Antiquated ???

I would have thought that this was right in the forefront of modern
egalitarianism.

I must admit, it was a bit of a shock the first few times I found myself in
the communal changing rooms here, evryone stripping down to underwear
together before emerging in all their finery on the dance floor. Getting
used to it now.

Martin,
Grenoble, France.
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Cycling, country dancing ...

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