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People are only just realising what WC toilet sign actually stands for

People are only just realising what WC toilet sign actually stands for

You won't find the letters 'w' or 'c' anywhere near the words 'toilet' or 'bathroom'

Loo, toilet, bathroom, restroom, bog.

These are all words we use for the place where we can shut out the rest of the world and attend to our business, and also probably check our phones for a few minutes.

The thing is, whenever you're out and about and in need of a place to answer the call of nature, the signs tend to point you towards the 'WC' - letters that don't really appear in any of the names for the toilet.

So, what does it even mean?

It turns out that the 'WC' stamped on bathroom doors actually means something - and that something is 'water closet'.

What makes it even worse is that there's a perfectly good reason behind it too.

Back in the day, when someone would use the bathroom, it would actually be to take a bath.

When one would use the restroom, it would supposedly be to rest or get ready for the day by using the sink and mirror.

WC, what even is that?
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If you actually needed to take a leak, you would use the water closet to use the toilet.

At least I wasn't the only baffled person, as many on social media are just as dazed as I am.

"What do you mean wc stands for water closet........" one person commented.

Another added: "I was 23 y/o when I learned that WC is called water closet."

At least you're not 27.

"I call MINE a bathroom," someone else revealed.

"I call the ones in public, restrooms.

"I know what a water closet is, but don't use it (don't use the word - do use the WC)."

Keeping on the topic of bathrooms, one TikToker went viral for sharing the unwritten urinal rule that 'every guy knows'.

Posted by stand-up comedian, Freddy Quinne, he says men have an unwritten rule about having a wee in a public urinal.

WC, or 'water closet', is basically just a term for the toilet that basically nobody would ever say out loud.
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Freddie says: "Nobody's ever discussed this with us, nobody's gone out and set the rules but we all know which place to have a p*ss is acceptable and which one isn't."

He explains that if you have five empty urinals in a row, the only reasonable decision is to use the first one on the left, or the last one on the right.

"So you've got five urinals in a row here and the rule is, if you go in and every single one is empty, then you take urinal number one [far left] or urinal number five [far right]," Freddie adds.

"Now, if number one or number five are both being used, then you use the one in the middle, urinal number three.

"The reason for that, is that way you leave a space in between the other two people having a p*ss because it's weird if you just go up and p*ss next to someone, when you've got the option not to.

"The only time you would ever use urinals two and four, is when one, three and five are occupied.

"There's no other reason for using them...ever."

As a lad I can assure you that this Freddie is spot on here.

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Topics: TikTok, Weird, Viral