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Saturday, July 15, 2006

"In the john" or "on the john" ????????


  1. Although it really makes no logical sense, I think it's "in the john"...?

  2. I agree with Jesse!

  3. That's what I said, but Jonathan swears it's "on" --how can I convince him?

  4. I say both, depending on the context. I think "on the john" is the literal phrase one uses when actually sitting on the john. I think "in the john" is referring to a trip to the bathroom.
    You're sitting on the toilet when your spouse walks in the door. He/she yells for you and you respond, "I'm on the john."
    You're in a public place with a large group and someone says, "Where's Jane?" You could respond, "She's in the john."

    That's just my opinion.

  5. I'm for "on the john."

  6. Anonymous11:37 PM

    I think you're not as funny as you think you are. Also, it's commonly "to the john", as in "I'm going to the john". "He's in the John" is also acceptable. You can't go "on" the John. The potty is not the "john". The "john" is the space which contains the potty which you and Jonathan poop in, as evidenced by the existence of Port-a-Johns at construction sites which do not merely consist of potties, but the enclosure as well. In conclusion, Jonathan was dropping logs IN the john.


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