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View Poll Results: Is it appropriate for a marina/yacht club toilet be called "head"?
Yes, it's "head" if there are boats not too far 24 68.57%
No, it's a "toilet" - "head" is on board a boat only 11 31.43%
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post #11 of 24 Old 01-21-2011
the pointy end is the bow
 
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I am a former Marine. All toilets are heads regardless of the distance to water or a vessel.
I'm just a guy who drinks a lot of beer. All dark alleys and tires on BMW's are toilets too, or heads, whatever.

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post #12 of 24 Old 01-21-2011
You really are funny!!
 
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Jack Dale will know the answer to this one.

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Retired Navy here.... It is a head to us Sailors... To the landlubbers? Well they are not sure what it is; lavatory, restroom, bathroom, loo, etc... See! They don't know what to call it.
Is truth, and we know where the Marines got the term from!
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I went into Oggi's to pickup a take out, after paying I asked the girl " where's your head ? ", she answered " why, I did do something wrong ", I apologized and said " the restroom "

Growing up it was called the head, though my dad called it the south forty

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Just don't try to order a new marine head. all the manufactures call them marine toilets.

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  • Crapper
  • $hitter
  • Loo
  • Bog
  • Jacks
  • WC
  • Khazy
  • Dunny
  • John
  • Privy
  • Latrine
  • Little boys’ (girls’) room
  • Facilities
  • Throne
  • Powder room
  • Rest room
  • Drop zone

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  • Water your horse
  • See a man about a horse
  • Shake hands with the unemployed
  • Have a squirt
  • Have a slash
  • Take a leak
  • Have a dump
  • Have a crap
  • Drop the kids off at the pool
  • Send the marines ashore
  • Have a pee
  • Have a wee
  • Have a tinkle
  • Void
  • Lighten your load
  • Ease your burden
  • Contemplate life
  • Peel some wallpaper
  • Piddle
  • Read the paper

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So all those that call them heads no matter where they are - does that mean you have a galley in your home and not a kitchen?

I have heads and galleys on the boat and toilets and kitchens in my home, mostly because most of the people that visit my home are not sailors and when you talk about a "head" they have no idea what you mean.


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add to the list: "Drain the main vein"

Where's the button for "whatever you want to call it". Honestly, life is too short to worry about it. I'm going to click "toilet" so I can see the results.

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In my opinion, a toilet is a bowl, typically made of porcelain, located in the head, that accepts my humble offerings.

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