As a result of the 'bathroom' question I am just wondering how people 'dodge' (if that is the right word) referring to (a) the toilet, (a')going to the toilet (b) the excrements Asw for answers: (a) I remember the poem 'Geography' by T.S. Eliot, a real ode to the toilet, where he calls it (or the Arabs do, he says) 'the house where everyone goes'. (if I am not mistaken). I have once heard: '[the place] the King/ Emperor goes to on foot' In some dialects in Flemish - het gemak (the ease, literally !) - het vertrek (the stately room, originally, but I am not that sure) (a') naar achter gaan (to go to the 'backside') Also : (b) kaka in children's language in Dutch (or only Flemish). But maybe the answer will be quite short if someone finds a site dealing with those euphemism, or metaphors.