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Q: about european/middle eastern bathrooms and bidets ?

by grimgraphix / October 1, 2009 5:25 AM PDT

I was talking with a friend about bathroom design and the bidet was mentioned as a eco-friendly alternative to using large amounts of toilet paper. This brought several questions to me, that are going to drive me crazy till I find the answers...

Of course, a bidet is for washing your nether regions... but what came to my mind was just how is the etiquette of drying off accomplished? Is a stack of small "bidet towels" kept nearby? Is a hamper for used towels there too? Are bidets found in public bathrooms or are they only found in private homes? Are there special regulations for handicapped accessible bidets?

Did any of the folk here, grow up with a bidet in the house? Can you lend your knowledge so we can get to the "bottom" of these puzzling questions?



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Good grief, Grim
by Steven Haninger / October 1, 2009 5:31 AM PDT

Can't you see that people are eating? Happy

I'd always thought it was primarily for women. I know it's of French ancestry and we know what that means. I'll take the cheap way out. Pleasant reading. Happy


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Actually... I had read someplace it was invented...
by grimgraphix / October 1, 2009 5:43 AM PDT
In reply to: Good grief, Grim

... for cavalry men during the Napoleonic wars.

Were you eating ? I will be more observant next time. Grin

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i believe it was Paul Simon (or maybe Bob Dylan)
by jonah jones / October 1, 2009 7:57 AM PDT

who referenced the use of the left hand to .....*never mind* in one of their songs?


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(NT) That sounds like more of an old Arab reference.
by Ziks511 / October 1, 2009 11:26 PM PDT
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You're on the right track
by Steven Haninger / October 2, 2009 4:45 AM PDT
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damm! you're good Steven!
by jonah jones / October 2, 2009 5:02 AM PDT

you wouldn't believe how many hours i sat here trying all the combinations i could think of to find that

a BIG cigar to that man!!


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(NT) My sister used hers to soak diapers.
by Diana Forum moderator / October 1, 2009 10:37 AM PDT
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(NT) :-)
by Angeline Booher / October 2, 2009 12:22 AM PDT
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