Thursday, December 15, 2016

ABC Wednesday: A tale of letter W




A water closet is a room that contains a flush toilet, usually accompanied by a washbowl or sink, and the term may also be used to refer specifically to a flush toilet. We used to call it a WC in Borneo when I was growing up.

What fascinated me was the wooden seat and cover. Many years ago, a New Zealand friend said he preferred the wooden seat because it didn't feel cold when you sit on this.

This is a water closet in a wooden building in 1860s. I went out west to see this building because it fitted exactly the imagination of a venue of the B&B I wrote in my book, "The Playgroup Club" where many young women went.

The Falls Restaurant out West in Henderson.

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3 comments:

Melody Steenkamp said...

Wonderful post for this weeks letter..... makes me think back, I can't remember ever had to use the WC (as we call them here too) without that flushing possibility and indeed a sink at the wall is common here as well, as are the seats which come in different designs, colors and materials... We have black/white ones which are painted with music-notes etc


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Trubes said...

In the UK we call WC's either lavatory or toilet or more commonly 'Loos'.
Usually they are called bathrooms in the US. We have a separate Loo downstairs
which is most useful for me so I don't need to use the stairs as i have
mobility issues.
best wishes,
Di.
ABCW team.

Roger Owen Green said...

I too have heard WC!
ROG, ABCW