I concur with previous BE-speakers that the use of WC as a label for public or private toilets has become virtually obsolete ~ I saw one the other day labelled WC and thought, "Ooh, that's unusual and old-fashioned!"Is it true that "WC" is an unusual lable for public restrooms (toilets) in English speaking world?
I can only imagine this as an attempt at humor, to give an ordinary act (and an ordinary place) an appearance of sophistication. It would be similar to how many Americans, as a joke, pronounce the name of the discount department store Target as "tar-jay."Does anyone else pronounce ''WC'' as ''double-vay say''? I used to think it was French for a long time.