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British toilets are really badly designed, you can't poo without it ploping in water and splashing

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ethicsgalore · 09/07/2015 09:57

I think toilets here are a really bad design. Why don't they have the style of toilet where you poo onto a slant without water and the hole is right at the front? I want to import a toilet. Fed up of making a nest out of paper that jams the system.

OP posts:

FarFromAnyRoad · 09/07/2015 10:05

Two things really -
Are your poos similar in design and density to, say, a large war-ready submarine?
Where are you pooing that you need to fit a silencer to the toilet?



Koalafications · 09/07/2015 10:06



susiedaisy · 09/07/2015 10:08

Noooo I hate the ones with the slant at the front. Always so many skid marks left on the slant.


KatoPotato · 09/07/2015 10:09

farfrom I currently have a sleeping baby on my chest, but your reply nearly had him shaken awake!!


KatoPotato · 09/07/2015 10:10

Oh and OP? I have no idea what these sloping toilets are? Sounds like a jobbie marble run?


2rebecca · 09/07/2015 10:13

What is the big deal with getting a couple of drops of water on your bum? You wipe them off with toilet paper. If I'm at home I'll use the bidet afterwards but you sound overly paranoid about getting your bum splashed, but then lots of people on mumsnet seem to have weird toilet related hang ups.
Stop jamming up the toilet with paper have a poo wipe your bum then wash your hands. Job (and jobee) done. It doesn't have to be complicated.


Sallyingforth · 09/07/2015 10:16

What a strange post!


TightWadBastard · 09/07/2015 10:17

Don't even get me started on toilets.

Why have they changed the design of the toilet seats so that you can't change them yourself without having to take the whole bloody thing apart? What happened to those loo seats you could slip through the toilet pan itself and tighten up from the bottom (excuse my terminology there)??

My crappy EX plumber fitted this gob shite loo. When I complained that the flush button was halfway down the cistern and the fking loo seat came off after 3 days (8 year old boy is NOT to blame) he walked off the job and said it would be unprofessional of him to come back and fix it. He said that with NO SENSE of irony.

And look - the bloody toilet pan is so bloody long that YES, the bloody turds just sit there winking at me, saying "Your life is shit. Your life is shit."


British toilets are really badly designed, you can't poo without it ploping in water and splashing

Theycallmemellowjello · 09/07/2015 10:19

If you think uk loos are bad, try toilets in the us. The water comes up much higher and has a bigger surface area. Backsplash is a constant given.


TheDowagerCuntess · 09/07/2015 10:20

Why would you want to create skidmarks? Envy


Theycallmemellowjello · 09/07/2015 10:21

I also heard that german toilets with the poo ledge were invented so you could examine the consistency and content of your poo before flushing. Germans eh?


TheDowagerCuntess · 09/07/2015 10:21

War-ready submarine Grin


TightWadBastard · 09/07/2015 10:23

Shit Theycallmemellowjello - this is a German toilet. It wasn't what I ordered and the replacement loo seats cost £110. What's wrong with the £15 ones from Homebase? JHC on a bike.


PercyGherkin · 09/07/2015 10:24

Aren't the continental ones you're talking about (the ones with the front ledge) so you can inspect it closely? I've never worked out why you would want to. And the smell - I prefer mine hitting the water and being covered asap.


Theycallmemellowjello · 09/07/2015 10:26

Oh dear - £110 loo seat? Hopefully it's manufactured in a very futuristic german factory to the latest ergonomic design.


susiedaisy · 09/07/2015 10:30

Theycallme the U.S. toilets scared me, when I pulled the flush the water and contents swirled up almost to the top of the pan and then got sucked back down making a horrible noise. Confused


MadAngryGnome · 09/07/2015 10:32

The worst toilets I've pooed in were Dubai airport, the water is warm in the bowl so you're immediately confronted with the smell of your own poo slowly poaching. Confused


SkodaLabia · 09/07/2015 10:32

Wait, there are toilets in the world where you shit on a shelf? Then what, do you have to reach in and roll it into the water like a Save the Whale rescue mission?


susiedaisy · 09/07/2015 10:35

Skoda. When you pull the flush the water rises and like a boat beached waiting for the ride to rise, the water then gently lifts the poo off the shelf/slant and sucks it down, unless it turned sideways when in the process then it just wedges in the holeConfused


susiedaisy · 09/07/2015 10:36



DonkeyOaty · 09/07/2015 10:37

Oh my god at Save The Whalepoo



DonkeyOaty · 09/07/2015 10:38


Koalafications · 09/07/2015 10:38

so you're immediately confronted with the smell of your own poo slowly poaching

Grin Grin

Then what, do you have to reach in and roll it into the water like a Save the Whale rescue mission?

Grin Grin


VenusRising · 09/07/2015 10:38

I love American loos. Nice and low, and with water in the shallow bowl, so your poo is immediately underwater, so no smells or splashes.

Then when you flush, whoosh all water vortexes down and hey presto, you have a clean bowl as the poo never touched it!

I also like a bidet attachment, Japanese style.

However, I also like squat toilets......

The worst are these high throne porcelain crappers where there is a tiny amount of water far down in the ubend, and you have to scrape your poo down if you've missed the sweet spot. These kinds of loos need a toilet brush for poo poking


TightWadBastard · 09/07/2015 10:38

All I know is that I hate it.

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