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Public EtiquettePlay
Used for public or shared toilets, 'lavatory' indicates a place of privacy and hygiene. SlidePlease clean up after using the public lavatory.
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Air TravelPlay
'Lavatory' is common in air travel to refer to the toilet compartment in an aircraft. SlideThe seatbelt sign is off, so you may now use the lavatory if needed.
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Formal PreferencePlay
In formal or polite contexts, 'lavatory' is preferred over 'toilet', which can be considered blunt. SlideExcuse me, where is the lavatory?