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Bathroom device

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 6:30 am
by Stevenloan
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Hi everybody! What do you call this bathroom device? It's used to push water away to make the bathroom floor less wet.

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan

Re: Bathroom device

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 9:21 pm
by trolley
It's called a squeegee.

Re: Bathroom device

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 11:29 pm
by Bobinwales
From Wikipedia which is sometimes correct.
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The earliest quotations mentioning squeegees in the Oxford English Dictionary refer to their use in cleaning decks on board ship: in 1844 a "squee gee" in an American book, in 1851 a "leathern squilgee" in Moby-Dick, and in 1867 in a British book by Admiral William Henry Smyth. Additionally, Richard Henry Dana’s 1840 memoir Two Years Before the Mast mentions “squilgeeing” in Chapter XIV.

Re: Bathroom device

Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 4:26 am
by Stevenloan
trolley and Bob: Thanks a lot for your help. I really appreciate it.

Re: Bathroom device

Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 2:20 pm
by Wizard of Oz
Hi Steve. I see your thirst for English words has not died. I would add that squeegees come in a lot of sizes. Some are for personal use and then those for industrial use. Some have a brush attached so that you can clean the surface and then wipe off the water. A controversial use is people who accost you when you stop in your car at traffic lights and offer to clean your windscreen. This is illegal in many places but it seems that they still do it. Image

Woz in Aus
I'll clean the floor with you.

Re: Bathroom device

Posted: Tue May 15, 2018 3:41 pm
by Stevenloan
WoZ: Thanks very much for your input and the picture.