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To think that this is disgusting and offensive?

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WoeIsMee · 21/08/2015 11:22

I like little signs and words around the home. I have quite a few, made from nicely decorated wooden letters ('soak' in the living room, 'relax' in the guest bedroom, kids names on their windowsills etc).

I went to a friends house today. She has a new sign too.
It's wooden letters above her loo spelling out a vulgar term for urine. She thought it was hilarious. I not so.

Am I boring or is it offensive? What would you think?

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MsTargaryen · 21/08/2015 11:24

I think it's amusing Grin . Certainly pokes fun at these twee things everyone seems to be putting around their house in case they forget what a room is for.


DextersMistress · 21/08/2015 11:25

You soak in the living room? Confused

Wouldn't bother me, each to their own.


19lottie82 · 21/08/2015 11:25



SpaggyBollocks · 21/08/2015 11:25

couldn't bring myself to care enough to even post, except to ask why you have a sign saying "soak" in the living room?


WoeIsMee · 21/08/2015 11:26

Yes lottie, it spells 'piss'.

And no, I soak in the bathroom. I don't have one in the living room.

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ThisNameIsBetterThanMyRealOne · 21/08/2015 11:26

You 'Soak' in your living room? Grin


Narp · 21/08/2015 11:26

Hmm. I don't really like those signs myself, but it could be seen as a bit insulting to you if she's acquired a new one simply to take the piss (as it were).


Palomb · 21/08/2015 11:27

I'd have thought that was awesome :)


NerrSnerr · 21/08/2015 11:27

Offensive? It's her bathroom so why do you care?


SnozzberryPie · 21/08/2015 11:27

I hate those twee little wooden signs, sorry.

I'd laugh at the one in your friend's house


VulcanWoman · 21/08/2015 11:28

Soak would be for by the bath?


SurlyValentine · 21/08/2015 11:28

Have my first ever Biscuit


Narp · 21/08/2015 11:28

Grin Maybe having 'soak' in the living room might be a hint to your nearest and dearest that he/she drinks too much? (soak as a noun rather than a verb)


SaucyJack · 21/08/2015 11:28

Re-arrange the letters to spell out "sips" and put them in the glassware cupboard.

It's what Hyacinth Bucket would do.


ShadowLine · 21/08/2015 11:28

So is it the vulgar term for urine that's upsetting you, or is it that it looks too similar to your signs?

I don't think that I'd be really bothered either way about her loo sign.

And.... what does 'soak' in the living room mean? I don't get it Confused


RosalieDene · 21/08/2015 11:29

That's hilarious! I think I'd get on well with your friend!


ifigoup · 21/08/2015 11:29

I think it's hilarious and that YABU. It's just a good old Anglo-Saxon onomatopoeic word. The fact it takes the mick* out of those twee signs makes it even better.

*In this context, "mick" is short for "micturate", meaning, well, "piss"...


TidyDancer · 21/08/2015 11:29

I don't really like the word piss, but I would still think it's funny rather than disgusting or offensive or tacky.


ouryve · 21/08/2015 11:29

It would amuse me. I've always hated letters all over the house, though (apart from DS2's wooden ones, which spell out all sorts of unlikely words, sometimes)


ThisNameIsBetterThanMyRealOne · 21/08/2015 11:29

x post.

I think whatever the word and wherever it is put, those signs are hideously naff, Sorry op but when I see those signs it just reminds me of when I was a home carer and had to leave little notes around the house for my dementia patients Grin


NotMyMonkey · 21/08/2015 11:30

It's not really to my taste but I think 'disgusting and offensive' is a bit of an over reaction.


ShadowLine · 21/08/2015 11:30

X-posted re. soak, sorry.


Narp · 21/08/2015 11:30

Good idea Saucy


WoeIsMee · 21/08/2015 11:30

I see I'm not the only one.

I think it's awful, I sell the decorated letters on Facebook and I had never thought that someone would use them in this way. She didn't buy them from me though so I can't really say anything.

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Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost · 21/08/2015 11:30

Think you've had a sense of humour bypass

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