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Curious Plumbing: The Funniest Bathroom Signs

Theorists on humour (yes, there are people out there who spend their lives working out why we laugh) all agree that one of the first sorts of a humour any person learns is toilet humour: bum jokes. It’s what leaves kids laughing hysterically, and it can still tickle an adult’s funny bone when done just right. One of the greatest parts of being a plumber working in Sydney, or indeed anywhere in the world, is that you get to see a lot of interesting and amusing bathroom signs – the birthplace of all toilet humour. Here’s just a few of our favourites:

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1.      The All-Inclusive Toilet:

It’s nice to know that even aliens and robots have a place to pee.

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2.      The Research Purposes:

Well that sure puts me at ease.

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3.      The Hive:

Maybe wait until you find another toilet.

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4.      The Strangely Confusing:

Something Freudian going on here…I wonder what they could be implying?

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5.      The Subtly Honest:

No hard feelings, okay?

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6.      The Strangely True:

I suppose that’s right, in a very odd way.

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7.      The Strangely Specific:

Wait, can women without fish still use this toilet?

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8.      The Helpful Hint:

Just in case you forget how going the toilet works.

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9.      The Truthful Representation:

In Japan, they know exactly what face you’re going to pull when you go to the toilet.

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10.  The ‘I Hope I Got This Right’:

The last thing you want when you’re desperate to pee is a little brain teaser. Seriously, I’m stumped.

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Geoff James
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Geoff grew up in Berala near Lidcombe in Sydney and attended Birrong Boys High School where he finished his Year 10 school certificate. Geoff was encouraged by his uncle to consider plumbing as he had done a bit of plumbing work on weekends during his school years. DJ Childs Plumbing in Canterbury offered him a plumbing apprenticeship and he spent most of his time working on plumbing maintenance and new roofs on commercial sites. Geoff on Google+.