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but don’t some Australians and NewZealanders use the term loo as well?

I think so IHF, well, from my experience of Aussies living in London that is. You’re right, I don’t take issue with it really – just saying it sounds a bit odd that’s all.

You do have to be careful of getting a name right internationally, as what can seem fairly innocent in some cultures can be rather funny clangers to others! For example the Mitsubishi Pajero roughly translates to ‘w@nker’ in Spanish. They don’t really use it as an insult they way the English do, but still it makes me laugh a little every time I see one.