Question by  Kerri87 (11)

Why do they call it "the little boys' room"?

Isn't that a little condescending?


Answer by  MarjiS (128)

Calling the bathroom for the male population anything other than the bathroom or restroom is impolite and seems to be rather juvenile. Like calling female bathrooms a little girl's room.


Answer by  Gribbley (174)

It is called the little boys room because men often refer to what they will be using as a little version of themself. It is condescending only in the fact that it brings memories of potty training. It is, however, no less degrading than sending a woman to the "little girls' room".


Answer by  Bitheist (4)

Only if you see it that way. I always found it quaint and endearing.

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