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Wednesday·21·September·2011

Creative Toilet Paper Usage in Webcomics //at 10:34 //by abe

from the do-not-try-this-at-home dept.

Funnily two of my daily web comics recently featured interesting things you could do with toilet paper: Zits on 19th of September 2011 involving a fan and Calvin and Hobbes on 13th of September 2011 involving flushing the toilet.

Although both experiments are obviously resource wasting, they look like quite some fun and I’m tempted to actually try them both at least once. (I though don’t plan to try this, too. :-)

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Re: Creative Toilet Paper Usage in Webcomics

Posted by: Anonymous
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Time: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 08:32

When you said "ventilator", I thought you meant the device which mechanically breathes for people who can't breathe for themselves, as opposed to the thing that ventilates a room (which I've only ever seen called a "fan"). I can't find any examples of the latter usage anywhere.

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Re: Creative Toilet Paper Usage in Webcomics

Posted by: Axel
Website: http://noone.org/blog
Time: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 10:41

Sounds like a false friend according to your description. "Ventilator" is the German word for "fan", well unless you think of a fan of a rockstar, then it's a "Fan" in German, too. :-)

I though never heard or read, that this device you're describing is called a ventilator (although I can imagine thta it's the case), but according to the LEO Online Dictionary, the words fan, blower and ventilator are more or less synonyms, although ventilator may have other uses, too (but the one you mentioned is not included in that list, so I'd expect it to be less common).

Changed it to "fan" in the posting nevertheless as I was already thinking which of those two words would be better to use. :-)

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Re: Creative Toilet Paper Usage in Webcomics

Posted by: meillo
Website: http://marmaro.de
Time: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 12:28

The cartoons made my day! Thanks. :-D

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