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W.C. Britain

We British have a toilet fixation. It's obsessive. Here's my evidence for the prosecution.

  • Many people say that they wouldn't travel to certain countries because the toilet arrangements arre too primitive for their liking. When I've told friends of the Japanese squat-type loo, they've had a fit.
  • Ever notice how motorway service stations pride themselves on the standard of their loos? It's probably that stupid little panel at the entrance that says,"How was your visit today?".
  • Public toilets win awards. (I've seen a few in Plymouth that have this dubious accolade)
  • It gets press columnage.
Yep, we are most definitely obsessed.

Want confirmation? Well, here's a link to the British Toilet Association - and they're having a conference next month. Marvellous. I'm sure we could all think of hundreds of better venues than a motorcycle museum, though.
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