I like to refer to it as the bathroom - I realise that is very American but it is what I prefer. Is the word lavatory a word that means something else, like toilet ( mean in a language other than English)
A lavatorium (pl. lavatoria), also anglicized as laver and lavatory, was the communal washing area in a monastery, particularly in mediaeval abbeys. I got this from the dictionary. . . . not washing my face in the loo. Haha.
Depends which country I'm in ;)
I usually look out for the sign to the loos as I walk into a café, so I rarely have to ask but if I do, I would say something like "Could you tell me the way to the loo, please?"
Sorry, my cat just submitted a blank answer! He loves to walk on my lap top or sleep on it. One day he opened up Power Point for me! Back to the question.
I first look for a sign directing cafe users to the toilets. If I can't work out where they are I will ask for the 'toilet'.
Love this!!! My dogs are always putting their paws where they should not,such as the DELETE button and the Enter button,creating spaces!! I think is is adorable that you and your cat are so close.Just like me with my Fur Babies!!
In England, Australia, Canada and NZ . .I ask for the loo or the ladies. Elsewhere I ask for the toilet and if I am lucky, I remember some term in the native vernacular that gets me by. Haven't had an "accident" yet. heehee.