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#74567 - 07/03/02 05:10 PM NIMBI
Loc: Sussex, England
"Not In My Back Introitus"
More universal, too, as we don't have back yards over this side of the Pond. Even if it is only a yard, we call it a "back garden".
So, a productive typoe, Pfranz!
Edit: to save people looking up, introitus=Latin for 'entrance'
#74568 - 07/03/02 05:26 PM Re: NIMBI
Dear fob: When I was a boy, many houses still had a "little house behind the house". It
was called commonly, a "backhouse", or outhouse. A common prank was to tip them over,
with occupant if possible on Halloween eve. I am no longer proud of having been perpetrator.
Quite a few years ago, USns thought it hilarious that there was a Brit Admiral named
#74569 - 07/04/02 08:31 AM Re: NIMBI
Loc: Sussex, England
"little house behind the house"
As you may have gathered, Bill, Brits would also say "outhouse", but never "backhouse".
Was the tip-over variety more like a seat over a hole in the ground then? As otherwise I'd expect the plumbing costs to be a little prohibitive.
#74570 - 07/04/02 08:59 AM Re: NIMBI
Dear fob: No plumbing in little house, just a pit that periodically had to be dug out again.
via a trap door on outside rear. Reminds me of a story I'll send you if you want me to.
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