Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Outhouse - Thank Heavens For Flush Toilets

The term outhouse usually refers to a type of toilet in a small structure separate from the main building which does not have a flush and is not attached to a sewer.

In Australia the outdoor toilet is frequently referred to as a dunny or "thunderbox".

In New Zealand such toilets are referred to as 'long-drops'.

The term "kybo" is popular within the Scout Movement worldwide.

Credits: Unknown

I hate using a dunny - that mysterious, musty hole never fails to scare the crap out of me ... it's probably got something to do with a silly childhood fear I had; of a monster hand emerging from the toilet bowl to rip my nuts off ...

One farmer I know of got nailed on the butt by a Zebra Cobra in her outhouse one night - she suffered for years afterwards from the effects of the venom.

Surprisingly, even the great Mr Bob Dylan has a thunderbox - apparently it's been blowing in the wind and his neighbors are causing a stink about it.



  1. I laughed out loud at the sign in this outhouse! Friggin outstanding!

    This is my first shite here but I can tell by the smell that I'll like it here.

    Thanks very much.

  2. The sign in this outhouse cracked my dentures but the laugh was worth it!

    Friggin hilarious!

    Looks like a great site - I'll take a look around.


  3. hehe ... thanks for the visit and being the first to comment on this post Barry ... it's taken two years for someone to comment ... :)