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Thread #61154   Message #982151
Posted By: masato sakurai
13-Jul-03 - 12:14 AM
Thread Name: BS: Japanese word?
Subject: RE: BS: Japanese word?
Benjo is an uneuphemistic word; the literal meaning is "a place for feces". That's why we use other words instead: for example, otearai ("place for washing hands"), toire (some women say a more polite word o-toire), or keshoo-shitsu ("dressing room", usually for public convenience).