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Restroom Signs

Restroom Signs

Restroom Signs

(OP)
I went to dinner the other night with a colleague and his sister from Ireland. She came back from the restroom and told her brother that "they did the "M" "F" thing here". He laughed and said that the restroom doors were labeled "M" and "F". In Irish, "Male" is "Fir" and "Women" is "Mná", and obviously she was supposed to use the "M". When she saw the urinals she backed out and hoped no one noticed.

David Simpson, PE
MuleShoe Engineering

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RE: Restroom Signs

Nowadays with more than two genders being socially accepted and cross-dressing a picture of a stick figure wearing a dress is probably no longer adequate to get the message across.

Just wait until the day that buildings need a third restroom!

RE: Restroom Signs

It is called a family restroom and is usually located between the male and female restroom.

I know of a family restroom where there are multiple stalls and both genders can be in there at the same time.

RE: Restroom Signs

Yea, and it's more fun that way too! blush

Mike McCann
MMC Engineering

RE: Restroom Signs

My dad told me about a problem they had when he was working at General Dynamics Electronics. An employee was in the process of a sex change and nobody could agree on where he should go when he had to go. They built him his own bathroom.

Terry
KI6FCI

RE: Restroom Signs

Sanikans would work too... 2thumbsup

Mike McCann
MMC Engineering

RE: Restroom Signs

In Saudi, where conventional clothing for both sexes is wider at the ankle than at the waist, restroom pictograms are based on the variations in traditional head-dress instead.

A.

RE: Restroom Signs

Peripherally related, when I was a kid, we'd stay at my grandfather's cottage, which was furnished with old/surplus used stuff, which is what everyone did with summer cottages.

My father always said we had bilingual English/French taps: on the right, C for Cold, and on the left, C for Chaud.

RE: Restroom Signs

Going off on a tangent of TenPenny's tangent, the pipes froze in the 2nd bathroom of a house right before I bought it. It was fixed before I closed, but they managed to swap the hot/cold lines. So the hot was on the right, the cold was on the left (in the sink and shower) and the toilet filled with hot water. The toilet thing was nice in the winter, not so much in the summer. And probably not good for the elastomers.

When I got in the crawlspace to fix it, I saw they had connected the red PEX pipe to the blue one. Not sure what language they were speaking to come up with that.

RE: Restroom Signs

I thought everyone knew that "Hots on the Left". After all, it's the '2nd Rule of Plumbing'.

John R. Baker, P.E.
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Siemens PLM Software Inc.
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To an Engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

RE: Restroom Signs

Quote (1gibson)

..connected the red PEX pipe to the blue one. Not sure what language they were speaking to come up with that.

Sounds like the sort of thing a Brit electrician might be driven to.

A

RE: Restroom Signs

1gibson, I bet there was a lot of beer involved.

The last time two guys spent half a day in my crawl space, there were 10 empty tall boys in there when I inspected the new ductwork that evening. They neglected to seal one joint and it was doing a good job of heating my flower bed out front. But they looked pretty big and rough and tough, so I fixed it myself and went on with life.

Best to you,

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RE: Restroom Signs

Dave:

Was the sump for the crawlspace overloaded?

Mike McCann
MMC Engineering

RE: Restroom Signs

2thumbsup Nice one, Mike. Fortunately, we're high on a hill and there is no sump. I did see shiny rivulets that I thought were slug trails. Now I wonder...

Best to you,

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RE: Restroom Signs

colorblindness might be an explanation... admittedly not as fun as alcohol.

RE: Restroom Signs

Hm, 10 beers shared by 2 guys in half a day. Until a few years ago that was the mandatory requirement for construction folks(masons and the sort) here in Belgium. They wouldn't go to work with less...

Adding to that the fact that a "normal" beer here is 5-5.5% and not 3%-ish as most American beers are, I wouldn't blame the alcohol.
Unless they were already drunk when they started of course.

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RE: Restroom Signs

Tenpenny: In Latin America the lavatory handles are switched. Most fixtures are made in, say, Mexico for the US market and shipped elsewhere. The C is put on the left (caliente) and the H on the right (no caliente).

RE: Restroom Signs

Speaking of beer, at the Rogue brewery/pub in Newport, OR, the restroom doors are marked "Hops" and "Wort"


(Hops are bitter [men], Wort is sweet [women])

It's pretty annoying, but after a couple of Dead Guys, I was OK with it. The biggest problem was remembering the 4-digit code for the lock on the door. It was a long walk from the bar to the head.

BTW -

Quote:

and not 3%-ish as most American beers are

I drink a lot of American beer - it's all well over 3%. (But it also depends if you are talking about by weight or volume.) We don't all drink Miller Lite.

RE: Restroom Signs

Nothing with "lite" in the name should be confused with beer.

RE: Restroom Signs

Sort of like that old joke: What does Coors Light and making love in the bottom of a canoe have in common?

John R. Baker, P.E.
Product 'Evangelist'
Product Engineering Software
Siemens PLM Software Inc.
Industry Sector
Cypress, CA
Siemens PLM:
UG/NX Museum:

To an Engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

RE: Restroom Signs

Quote:

What does Coors Light and making love in the bottom of a canoe have in common?
I googled it, and laughed.

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RE: Restroom Signs

John,

Don't know if it was the origin or not, but Monty Python did a similar joke in their "Live from the Hollywood Bowl" show, except for their's went (with an Aussie accent) "We think your American beer is a lot like sex in a canoe...*(@#ing close to water!" either just before or just after launching some Foster's oil cans (full) into the crowd.

Matt

Quality, quantity, cost. Pick two.

RE: Restroom Signs

When I'm visiting OZ I generally drink 'Cascade'. I was told once that when someone orders a 'Fosters' in an Aussie pub, it's like hanging a sign around your neck declaring that you're a tourist winky smile Unfortunately, 'Cascade' is not exported (if you don't count shipping it from Tasmania to the mainland) and the few places I've found which can arrange a private shipment will charge, as you can imagine, an arm and leg.

John R. Baker, P.E.
Product 'Evangelist'
Product Engineering Software
Siemens PLM Software Inc.
Industry Sector
Cypress, CA
Siemens PLM:
UG/NX Museum:

To an Engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

RE: Restroom Signs

(OP)
Carlton Draught and XXXX Bitter are both decent Australian beers. Since a really bad experience with San Migel in The Philipines in the 1970's (got ahold of a bunch of beer that was intended for export and had been stolen off the docks, the stabilizing agent had not had time to cure properly and I wished for death for a couple of days), I have never had imported beer again.

David Simpson, PE
MuleShoe Engineering

"Belief" is the acceptance of an hypotheses in the absence of data.
"Prejudice" is having an opinion not supported by the preponderance of the data.
"Knowledge" is only found through the accumulation and analysis of data.
The plural of anecdote is not "data"

RE: Restroom Signs

Quote (Walterke)

"normal" beer here is 5-5.5%
Really? During my many visits to the "Promised (Beer) Land" of Belgium, I rather got a taste for Duvel (8.5% ABV)
Fortunately, one can get it in the UK. Great beer.
(Technical tip: Duvel is brewed using a yeast strain from a Scottish brewery called McEwans, Extracted between the wars - not the US wars - there's been others!) McEwans beers now are now, with a few rare exceptions, p**swater.

Then there is the seafood in Ostend...

Cheers

H

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RE: Restroom Signs

There must be a trick to pouring Duvel. I've never mastered it and I've tried many times.

- Steve

RE: Restroom Signs

Put your glass(not the beer, the glass) in the freezer a few minutes before pouring it.
Also, its supposed to 'foam' (do you use the word foam in English for beer?) more then other beers. The glass has to be pretty much full. If you buy me some I'd be very happy to teach you :p

@Pud. If you order a beer in a Belgian bar, they won't serve you a Duvel. The normal beer (jupiler, maes, stella, ..) are 5-5,5%.
We have a lot of special beers, of which Duvel is one of the better, but definitely not the best, or the 'heaviest'.
If you're even in Belgium again make sure to ask for a "kasteelbier" (castlebeer) which is 13% and quite delicious. Just don't drink more then 3 in a row.

As for Belgian beers in the UK, I'm pretty sure you guys have Leffe, which is decent and 'only' 6,5%

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RE: Restroom Signs

If you use "most" to describe the most brands of American beer you would find that the flavor and average alcohol level is right up there with the best in the world. We have had an explosion of craft brews and micro brews and the choices are absolutely overwhelming. If you use "most" to describe the volume of beer sold then yes the average American beer is pretty pathetic piss.

I went to a beer fest in Asheville NC a few months ago. Asheville is rapidly becoming the epicenter of good brewing in south eastern US. The best I had was from a little microbrewery/pub called Wicked Weed. http://www.wickedweedbrewing.com/ Their Freak double IPA was astounding. 8% alcohol by volume.

I don't care for the Belgium style beers, too fruity. I'm a hop head. But there were lots of Belgium styles ales to sample.

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RE: Restroom Signs

back to the original thread (nice though the beer discussion has been) ...

how about "snags" and "buns" ? (ok, "snags" maybe too Oz, maybe sausage, or hot dog)

Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

RE: Restroom Signs

I've seen a sign on the Gents in a bar in Brighton marked: "Cottage". Similarly, theres a sign on the gents in my childhood village marked: "Tool shed".

- Steve

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