The Democratic Dunny – Australia’s Scenic Public Loo #37, Exmouth, WA
Q: What do you call a person who speaks 3 languages?
Q: What do you call a person who speaks 2 languages?
Q: What do you call a person who speaks only 1 language?
A: An Australian!
Yes, embarrassing though it is to admit such a culturally insensitive reality, it’s true. For large portions of the Australian populace anyway.
But Public Toilet #37, scenically located just below Vlamingh Head on North West Cape near Western Australia’s Exmouth, is a one-toilet attempt to destroy our monolingual reputation once and for all.
Even though it’s pretty unlikely that Aussies are responsible for it!
Being a monolingual Aussie myself, I can’t confirm whether or not the other 5 languages are technically correct representations of the core message. It’s scarily possible the multilingual travellers who added the translations have, in fact, relied on the collective Australian inability to speak languages other than Australian English, and written insults or rude words.
They could be enjoying a cruel laugh at our expense right now …
I’ll never know! Unless YOU tell me!!
When you’re not improving your international vocabulary, the view east to historic Vlamingh Head Lighthouse OR west out to sea and potential whale sightings is just as impressive.
In fact, Exmouth’s unique position between the offshore Ningaloo Marine Park and outback Cape Range National Park puts the extraordinary landscapes of Northwest Cape high on the Western Australian ‘must see’ list.
Where else can the Ocean, Outback, whales, wildlife, wildflowers, beaches, mountain ranges, gorges, sand, rock and shipwrecks all be appreciated on one small – and amazingly diverse – neck of land?
A perfect match for the linguistic diversity in this little Aussie loo!
Exmouth, Coral Coast, Western Australia