Thursday, April 26, 2007

Skip to the Loo, My Darling

Today's NY Times has an article today listing supposed reasons why Prince William broke up with his "commoner" girlfriend. The main reason hypothesized is that his girlfriend's mother asked "where the toilet was" instead of "where the bathroom was." Apparently, "toilet" is such an offensive word to the upper class that the queen was very offended and William and Kate broke up.

It's bad enough to go through a public breakup, but to have international papers talking about the manners and class of one's family is one of the stupidist things I've ever heard.

Besides, I woudn't have said "Where's the toilet?" No way. One could never be sure if that might offend someone.

I definitely would have said "Where's the fucking toilet?"


barbie2be said...

do they prefer bathroom over lavatory?

OneTiredEma said...

I can honestly say that I've never wished to be British (Bahamian, maybe)...and now I have further reasons why not.