Is this really how they do it in Germany....and WHY?

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    Jun 07, 2010 12:15 AM GMT
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    Jun 07, 2010 12:32 AM GMT
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    Jun 07, 2010 12:53 AM GMT
    Well the literal translation would be: please in sitting pee. If that has another idiomatic meaning in German I don't know what it is.

    What that has to do with that icon and the situation I'm not sure, except a guy is shown sitting and peeing.

    Maybe means: "You're allowed to pee while you sit." I have no better suggestion. Perhaps posted for the benefit of the disabled??? You would think that chair should have some wheels, though. If a disabled guy was sitting on an ordinary chair, he could just as well sit on the toilet itself to pee. Ia this legitimate?
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    Jun 07, 2010 1:11 AM GMT
    vespa (er... wilton), that seems like an odd explanation (but it's an odd sign). do they prefer that men sit to pee, in order to cut down on getting pee on the seat??
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    Jun 07, 2010 1:27 AM GMT
    dancerjack saidvespa (er... wilton), that seems like an odd explanation (but it's an odd sign). do they prefer that men sit to pee, in order to cut down on getting pee on the seat??

    bingo! I just asked a German friend. He took it as a joke. It tells guys to sit to pee...with the assumption it is to keep the bathroom cleaner. Maybe the sign is on a train* and standing can be unstable.

    *Ok, that's not right. The wall is tiled.
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    Jun 07, 2010 1:34 AM GMT
    Ok, now for this verb, pinkeln.

    Germans say, "I have to go pinkeln"??? icon_eek.gif

    I'm sorry. You can't be the master race, if you have to go pinkeln! All the sub races are gonna laugh their asses off.
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    Jun 07, 2010 1:39 AM GMT
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    dancerjack saidvespa (er... wilton), that seems like an odd explanation (but it's an odd sign). do they prefer that men sit to pee, in order to cut down on getting pee on the seat??

    bingo! I just asked a German friend. He took it as a joke. It tells guys to sit to pee...with the assumption it is to keep the bathroom cleaner. Maybe the sign is on a train* and standing can be unstable.

    Then show an icon of a guy sitting on the toilet itself. This makes no sense to me, except as a joke. I've had private compartments on German trains, with my own restroom with toilet, and this is just silly. The separate chair is the weird part.

    (BTW, those toilets just dump onto the tracks below, when you flush you can see the wooden ties passing under the train. Signs in German & English also tell you not to use the toilet as you approach a station. Unless things have changed since I was there, I would be wary of walking down a German train track. icon_razz.gif )
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    Jun 07, 2010 1:53 AM GMT
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    dancerjack saidvespa (er... wilton), that seems like an odd explanation (but it's an odd sign). do they prefer that men sit to pee, in order to cut down on getting pee on the seat??

    bingo! I just asked a German friend. He took it as a joke. It tells guys to sit to pee...with the assumption it is to keep the bathroom cleaner. Maybe the sign is on a train* and standing can be unstable.

    Then show an icon of a guy sitting on the toilet itself. This makes no sense to me, except as a joke. I've had private compartments on German trains, with my own restroom with toilet, and this is just silly. The separate chair is the weird part.

    (BTW, those toilets just dump onto the tracks below, when you flush you can see the wooden ties passing under the train. Signs in German & English also tell you not to use the toilet as you approach a station. Unless things have changed since I was there, I would be wary of walking down a German train track. icon_razz.gif )


    A sign of guy sitting on the toilet would look like he is taking a shit. This sign makes absolute sense and passes the message just fine.
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    Jun 07, 2010 2:54 AM GMT
    Ok, this sign is probably a joke. In private homes in Germany we have lots of signs to remind men to sit down while peeing (for hygienic reasons). But they usually show a guy standing in front of a commode urinating, like this
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    pinkeln is one of the more polite words for pissing
    Ich muss mal (pinkeln gehen) = I have to go (take a leak)
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    Jun 07, 2010 4:42 AM GMT
    bernd saidOk, this sign is probably a joke. In private homes in Germany we have lots of signs to remind men to sit down while peeing (for hygienic reasons). But they usually show a guy standing in front of a commode urinating, like this
    sit.jpg

    pinkeln is one of the more polite words for pissing
    Ich muss mal (pinkeln gehen) = I have to go (take a leak)



    That could also mean don't pee in the toilet lol
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    Jun 07, 2010 7:09 AM GMT
    omg, the head is tilting down, there's a perky ass, and there are rather pendulous balls with a shaft... what? no hand on the hip?? lol i love being 1/3 german.
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    Jun 07, 2010 7:54 AM GMT
    Caslon14000 said
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    It is not clear which direction the stream is going, there being no directional arrows along the stream .... so just some crazy thinking: maybe its a bidet, which are relatively common in Europe, and the sign is telling you to mind the spray from the bidet.


    I know, i know that is not what the words say. The image just got me thinking icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 07, 2010 8:03 AM GMT
    Caslon14000 saidAim well!

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    Maybe just maybe.....

    the guy has a humongous cumshot and for hygienic reasons he should just shoot towards the toilet. icon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gificon_surprised.gif

    Avoids having to cleanup afterwards
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    Jun 07, 2010 12:08 PM GMT


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    To me that looks like a stickman's rainbow, with a "pot o' gold" at the end of it.

    (sorry, I had a few shots of fireball) lol
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    Jun 07, 2010 12:24 PM GMT
    bernd saidOk, this sign is probably a joke. In private homes in Germany we have lots of signs to remind men to sit down while peeing (for hygienic reasons).

    On the other hand, do they have signs telling men not to take a dump in the urinal, like the icon in the lower right corner, below?

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    Jun 07, 2010 1:05 PM GMT
    bernd saidOk, this sign is probably a joke. In private homes in Germany we have lots of signs to remind men to sit down while peeing (for hygienic reasons). But they usually show a guy standing in front of a commode urinating, like this
    sit.jpg

    pinkeln is one of the more polite words for pissing
    Ich muss mal (pinkeln gehen) = I have to go (take a leak)


    Hahahah -- having hygiene signs in private homes! That makes sense.

    I recall my years in Germany growing up as a young kid and later at university - everything was "Rein, Natur, und Gesund" -- or "Clean, Natural, and Healthy" -- in advertising and in the populace's mindset (or at least that was a generality I noticed).

    And it's true all over Europe (or was) about the train toilets emptying directly onto the rockbed/railroad ties below -- you could watch them whiz (no pun) by! Thanks for the reminder, Wilton. Of course at one time airplanes' toilets probably flushed out at 30,000' LOL (I have no link or proof of that last statement, however.)
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    Jun 07, 2010 1:10 PM GMT
    Caslon14000 said
    dancerjack saidvespa (er... wilton), that seems like an odd explanation (but it's an odd sign). do they prefer that men sit to pee, in order to cut down on getting pee on the seat??

    bingo! I just asked a German friend. He took it as a joke. It tells guys to sit to pee...with the assumption it is to keep the bathroom cleaner. Maybe the sign is on a train* and standing can be unstable.

    *Ok, that's not right. The wall is tiled.


    exactly. it is a joke. making fun of many people that ask men to sit down to pee (to prevent 'spillage' ;))
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    Jun 07, 2010 1:24 PM GMT
    charlitos said
    bernd saidOk, this sign is probably a joke. In private homes in Germany we have lots of signs to remind men to sit down while peeing (for hygienic reasons). But they usually show a guy standing in front of a commode urinating, like this
    sit.jpg

    pinkeln is one of the more polite words for pissing
    Ich muss mal (pinkeln gehen) = I have to go (take a leak)



    That could also mean don't pee in the toilet lol


    I think it means don't pee in the toilet while the lid is down.
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    Jun 07, 2010 2:19 PM GMT
    AbFab1 saidOf course at one time airplanes' toilets probably flushed out at 30,000' LOL (I have no link or proof of that last statement, however.)

    Actually military planes were doing that at the time of my retirement in 1994, and may still do. The USAF C-130 cargo & troop transporter, for instance, had a urinal funnel along the inside of the fuselage, that men used standing in plain view of any other passengers, since there was no stall or partition around it in order to preserve maximum cargo loading space. Its short curved discharge pipe jutted out a little on the exterior side. A sign told you not to use it until the plane was at cruising altitude, where I presume the pee was dispersed into a fine mist.

    Any females aboard simply looked the other way while the guys stood there in the open. For their own use women could access the forward enclosed restroom that the crew used, similar to the type found on commercial airliners, which used a holding tank. All the men could use it, too, but only for taking a crap. In some configurations the C-130 can carry so many passengers that the single restroom holding tank would become full, so men were directed to use the urinal funnel if they only had to pee.
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    Jun 07, 2010 2:22 PM GMT
    AbFab1 said

    And it's true all over Europe (or was) about the train toilets emptying directly onto the rockbed/railroad ties below -- you could watch them whiz (no pun) by! Thanks for the reminder, Wilton.


    Depending on the country, they still do. The intercity trains in Italy certainly dump toilet waste straight onto the tracks.
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    Jun 07, 2010 2:29 PM GMT
    I'm moving to Germany in a few weeks. I'll be on the lookout for pee bandits. icon_cool.gif
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    Jun 07, 2010 2:31 PM GMT
    knightrider2009 said

    oh that's funny
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    Jun 07, 2010 2:36 PM GMT
    UrsaMajor saidDepending on the country, they still do. The intercity trains in Italy certainly dump toilet waste straight onto the tracks.

    When I'd take a night sleeper car from West Berlin where I lived my private compartment would have its own bathroom, very "Orient Express" in concept, if not quite as luxurious. The commode was stainless steel with a large valve at the bottom of the dry bowl, similar to toilets in commercial airliners. You could literally see the tracks below when you pulled the lever, so if you sat you definitely didn't want your wallet to fall down there at that moment. I think water rinsed the bowl, maybe with a separate control (?), but I can't remember.
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    Jun 07, 2010 2:36 PM GMT
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    OMG! Where was that when I was taking Italian classes?!! icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 07, 2010 2:36 PM GMT

    It is a polite way of telling folks like ah, some of you guys on here, that Germans do not like standing in piss to take a leak. In fact that club not only includes Germans, but the Swiss, the Japanese, and Scandanavians.

    You have to be a Brit or American (and dare we mention the remainder of the world who piss anywhere like the French) who love standing in piss -- often bare footed -- to take a leak. ;-)

    Weren't some of you guys stationed in German with the U.S. Army? Or perhaps you are a person who lived in the Dakotas and didn't realize that the mat at the urinal in those interstate convenience stores was to catch your poor aim?

    And yes, the sign is old.