In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
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- The red-headed guy goes back to the club, meets a man in the lav, is drugged and wakes up in a deserted industrial area.
- It seems the ideal apparatus for the city's beautiful people to make grand entrances down after popping to the lav.
- It's a book designed for the lav but destined to be discussed for years.
- An occasional escorted walk up or down the aisle to or from the lav or alternating seats next to the window also eased the boredom.
- By the end of the journey, he can find himself caught seriously short, so the aromatic cubicles that pass for lavs at Bondi Junction station become sanctuaries of blessed relief.
- When it was my turn, I headed down to the lavs and to the lone cubicle, only for some shirt wearing bloke to slip in ahead of me.
- Would have made sure I went to the lav before I left.
- Yes even an outside lav, as theatre is all about displacing reality and letting imagination do the rest.
- The boy standing in the airplane lav with his mother wasn't happy.
- Call centre staff, it seems, are watched very closely to make sure they are not spending valuable company time on the lav.
- Next morning he feels like hell, is sick in the lav and finds more bottles in the fridge.
- That explains why everybody had to use the lav at the same time.
- While waiting for the lav, I struck up a conversation with Miss Navy and Mauve and Mr. Green and Khaki.
- Apparently, before I conked out in her loo, I did some of the crossword in the magazine by her lav.
- It's not that I'm afraid to fly, but I hate the hassle of standing in this line and then standing in that line - heck, there's usually a line for the lav on the plane!
- How long should you leave it before using the lav after somebody has come out of there?
- ‘We have revived an old pub tradition,’ said the landlord, whose cheeky poem placed above the lav explains the ritual.
- I read about classic Tommy Boy recordings in a three year old magazine while I was on the lav this morning.
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