a sign i saw and dont understand

hello all. I dont know how many active users are in here right now. But i was wondering about this sign that i saw and what it means. I wanted to ask someone when I was in australia but i didnt want to sound dumb.
anyways, thanks


Posted By jonathanober on 20th April 2006

Updated : 23rd June 2006 | Words : 48 | Views : 1880 | Comments : 3

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I believe this is a culturally sensitive sign, indicating where you can locate a toilet which is not 'Aussie' but which you can stand over a toilet set into the floor. In some countries, sitting your bare bum on a toilet seat is considered rather disgusting. They stand over a hole which is considered much more hygienic.

We have similar signs in victoria informing tourists not to stand on the toilet seat (which was a problem caused by this custom...dirty footprints and mud on the toilet seats cos they didn't want to sit on them!).

A lot of newer tourist venues now have the floor-style toilets as an option. I believe the visitor centre at the 12 apostles has one...if i remember correctly.

Cheers, Jaclyn.

Posted By Jaclyn on Friday 23rd June 2006 @ 12:29:00


I can't see the photo very clearly and I am not familiar with the sign either, but it looks quite similar to the bathroom signs that you can sometimes see in Europe. I would like to know the answer to the riddle too.

Posted By Carole on Saturday 27th May 2006 @ 07:45:00


No idea what it means, have never seen it before, but now i am curious too.

Posted By ozzie13 on Monday 24th April 2006 @ 23:39:00


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