我是海外来的大学生,我不会上厕所!

刚读到了英国 The Daily Telegraph电子版上的这篇新闻。

Swansea 大学:教大学生上厕所的礼仪

英国威尔士的 Swansea University(英国斯望西大学),发现大学厕所越来越脏,因为很多大学生不懂得如何正确使用坐式马桶。

斯望西大学的管理层,只好贴海报,教大学生如何正确使用厕所(toilet training)。(以下的 loos — 就是 ’厕所‘ 的英国口语用法)。

Swansea University students are being given toilet training after complaints about the state of the loos on their campus.

大学的说法是:大学有很多外国学生,因此,‘文化’ 差距造成了厕所的不堪景观。

(They have blamed “cultural differences” in the way that the toilets are used by foreign students.)

A university spokeswoman said: “The posters were produced to help address cultural differences that were unfortunately causing damage and hygiene issues.

斯望西大学对该大学生,有什么指望呢?

“要把用过的卫生纸丢进马桶里,冲干净。”

“不要把脏物随便丢到地上。”

“要把女性生理用品丢进特别设置的卫生垃圾筒  (sanitary bins) 里。”

这些都是常识吧。但是,比较引起我的关注的,是这一个规定:

要正确的坐在马桶上 (Do please sit on the toilet appropriately to avoid mess.)

插图是这样的:

要乖乖坐,不要蹲

我们都知道,英国人是不习惯蹲的。你要他们蹲,他们也学不会。斯望西大学说,“文化差距” 造成了脏厕所,那么,这些海外的大学生,是哪国来的呢?

哎哟,卖关子干嘛呢?

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Janet Williams 張玉雲

I am Janet Williams, an academic living in the southeast of England. I blog about culture, history, languages and my community. I created Chandler's Ford Today. During my spare time, I make Origami. Thank you for stopping by.

5 thoughts on “我是海外来的大学生,我不会上厕所!”

  1. 在荷兰旅游景点我是碰过凶巴巴的厕所卫生员,怒对我们(亚裔脸孔)。公共厕所里醒目地贴文里提到的海报(大图大字),还有正确的华文(!!!)翻译。

    居于尊重多元文化,可不可以建议欧洲设立蹲式马桶?O(∩_∩)O哈哈~

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