splash my boots

robertot

Senior Member
Italian
I have to splash my boots

I was told it means I have to go to the toilettes.
Is that confirmed?
Is it a rude phrase or we can use it to inspire a smile?
 
  • Shakazulu

    Senior Member
    English Ireland
    robertot said:
    I have to splash my boots

    I was told it means I have to go to the toilettes.
    Is that confirmed?
    Is it a rude phrase or we can use it to inspire a smile?

    As written, it "feels" like an American expression.
    The polite expression in English is "I have to wash my hands".
    (Ladies used to "powder their noses" but I don't think that expression is still in common use.)
    [In parts of Africa, the equivalent is "I have to wash my feet", but in the vernacular, not in English.]
    However, your expression seems to be a deliberate reaction against polite expressions and I think would be considered rather vulgar/rude/offensive in most circumstances. Perhaps it would be amusing in some company. :rolleyes:
    Perhaps AE speakers would be better judges of these matters ...
    Hope this helps.
    Ciao!
     
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