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Old 20th Nov 2019, 15:58
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Shy Talk,

Your #22 suggests that someone had been educated in the ways of the Great Western Railway in the Swindon works, where similar things were done - in about the 1890s.
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Old 20th Nov 2019, 16:00
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Doped-on shiny bog paper was very useful for weather-proofing the De Havilland Dove and Heron roof escape hatches. Never leaked afterwards and easy to break the seal when necessary.
Regarding the 'which way to hang the roll', I remember reading an article a loooong time ago that extroverts would position it with the loose end outward and introverts with it against the wall. It never mentioned that those who put it on the cistern were just lazy sods.
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Old 20th Nov 2019, 17:35
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Ours is actally vertical so it's a question of does it hang to the left or the right.

Incidentally, Gleneagles Hotel used to offer both hard and soft (50 years ago).
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Old 20th Nov 2019, 20:05
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Originally Posted by radeng View Post
Shy Talk,

Your #22 suggests that someone had been educated in the ways of the Great Western Railway in the Swindon works, where similar things were done - in about the 1890s.
No, I have to admit it was my idea; I was only a 14 year old CCF cadet at the time and had certainly never been anywhere near Swindon.
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My late father was a Premium Apprentice at LNER Darlington North Road Loco Works during WW2 told similar tales of the bog arrangements and they used to send flaming newspaper boats down the trough
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Originally Posted by VP959 View Post
I fitted one of these when I built our new house: https://shataf.co.uk/

It's a heck of a lot more hygienic, in my view, than smearing poo around your backside with a bit of paper.

Needless to say it's name has been modified by the first "a" being changed for an "i" and the second to an "o"...
Rather not have seen that VP.

Do they do a blow dry?
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Originally Posted by UniFoxOs View Post
And always on campsites.
We each carried a handy purse with a personal pack when in India.
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
He'll be telling us next that a bidet isn't for washing your feet in.
One house we viewed in the 80s used it for pot plants.
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Old 20th Nov 2019, 22:12
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Originally Posted by Null Orifice View Post
In addition to the toilet paper (t)issue, where do my learned friends park the 'reserve' roll/packet?

Some of the houses I have visited have one of those vertical broom handle thingies capable of holding around half a dozen reloads, whereas my own facility has a rather limited floor area so I am torn between parking the spare on the top of the (low-level) cistern - unhygienic! - or on the window ledge.
As both of these locations are behind(!) the sitter (sp?), they both require some agility on the part of the user unless, during their pre-sh!te checks, one is diligent in checking the number of available sheets on the ready-roll and has the presence of mind to relocate the reserve to a temporarily more 'convenient' location.

Also, ladies have been known to carry some spare sheets in their handbag - any gents on here carry spare sheets of bog roll about their person?
Which brings forth the next question, where does one position the holder. Having now refurbished many bathrooms, the last four have had either stick on (movable) or free standing roll holders. Now I tend to prefer front left rather than right or rear right.
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Originally Posted by BehindBlueEyes View Post
And on a similar subject, what is the consensus on saving bog roll and relieving ones self in the shower - whilst using it to wash, I hasten to add! I thought everyone did it but apparently, they donít.
Whilst overnight in a B&B in Kavala, the owner was absolutely distraught as the other guests from a country immediately West of India had used the shower rather than the proper toilet. 😫
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Originally Posted by India Four Two View Post
... also allows your doctor to make a quick assessment of potential high blood-sugar levels, by glancing at your shoes!
Incensed by that at Cottesmore, OC Ops had glass screens fitted at foot level.
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
Which brings forth the next question, where does one position the holder. Having now refurbished many bathrooms, the last four have had either stick on (movable) or free standing roll holders. Now I tend to prefer front left rather than right or rear right.
Forward, not aft of your body centerline and definitely centered vertically on your body trunk. This avoids straining of the shoulder muscles and swiveling of the neck muscles. (when you get old enough y'all will understand)
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For those gastrointestinal emergencies.

https://smile.amazon.com/Charmin-Forever-Roll-Rolls-Stand/dp/B07W4B74TN
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What always amazed me was that the government must have paid to have "Government Property" printed on every sheet of Izal bog paper, just to stop people nicking the stuff. Seemed bonkers, as no one in their right mind would nick it. For years, many of us kept our own personal roll of soft bog paper in our lockers, anyway.
Not only that it actually encouraged the occasional theft:
When I was about 6 years old my father brought back a sample from a stopover in London, although a distant memory I believer it was marked 'property of her royal highness' or something along those lines.
I am obviously not British or would instinctively know the correct verbiage.

Not sure what impressed me more the marking or the 'quality' of the paper.
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Originally Posted by VP959 What always amazed me was that the government must have paid to have "Government Property" printed on every sheet of Izal bog paper, just to stop people nicking the stuff. Seemed bonkers, as no one in their right mind would nick it. For years, many of us kept our own personal roll of soft bog paper in our lockers, anyway.








In the same way the Navy used to stamp the crows foot on every copper nail used to join the old wooden ships together, they would stamp them every inch to prevent theft, the nails being several feet long..... Hence we got the slang terms for theft of "half inch" or "pinch" as the would be thief would "pinch" or cut the nails up taking the unmarked half inch sections and leave all the bits behind with the crows foot on, It was a hanging offence if caught with the marked nails leaving the dockyards.
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Back in the 1970s the British Hovercraft Corp, Cowes Isle of Wight, supplied a number of their BH7 craft to the Iranian Navy. These fairly sizable 50 ton troop carrying craft, came with suitable WC facilities. When sitting on the 'throne' standard layout, bog paper holder on the right and a grab rail on the left hand side. This handy in rough seas or if a bit of serious straining was required.
When the first craft was being completed an Iranian Navy rep did a tour of inspection, on seeing the set up in he WC, advised that this was no good. Bog Paper had to be relocated on the left hand wall, due to traditional Islamic rules, the right hand could not be used for such things. Man with screwdriver was called, suitable 'mod' carried out!
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Old 21st Nov 2019, 21:01
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A Canadian company were engaged to do some exploration work in North Western China. They had there own prefabricated camp that would be erected on site. A Chinese contractor was engaged and when all the flatpack buildings arrived in China they had a practise assembly on the dockside.

All went well and the contractor and kit went off into the desert.

The Canadian boss pitched up at the site to find the buildings erected to perfection.. Everything worked, air conditioning, kitchen, electrics, you name it. He then went to the toilet and found something wrong.

The WC had been let into the ground so that the seat was level with the floor.
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A bit of thread drift..

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And that's why the cabin crew on SAS flights from Beijing to Copenhagen always wore long sleeved rubber gloves when checking the business class toilets.
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