Saturday, April 05, 2014

Apologies for "inconvenience"


I guess they think it's not that inconvenient. Thanks Doreen.

5 comments:

Jack Webster said...

They might be using it to emphasize the pun on convenience? I think that is actually legitimate!

bethany said...

Wait, what pun? I don't get it.

Reluctant Engineer said...

Convenience means toilet...

bethany said...

I don't think I have ever heard convenience used that way. Funny how we have so many different words for the same thing.

Ken Strong said...

"Public Convenience" is standard old-school British municipal-speak for "public toilet".. A Google image search will bring up loads of venerable old public lavatories so inscribed. More modern ones tend to say "Public Toilet" or just "Toilet".

"Convenience" on its own isn't generally used, but the pun on "inconvenience" is a standard British joke (such as it is).