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paul wheaton

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20965

I need to be away from my desk for a moment

taking a bio break

gotta bleed my lizard


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Rick Beaver
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Posts: 464
drain the snake

drop the kids off at the pool

ph34r my 133t j4v4 h4><0r1ng sk177z
Jeroen T Wenting
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Posts: 1847
the latest euphemism from our office: have lunch outside.
Coined after one person spent an extended lunchbreak away from the office (we normally have lunch in the cafetaria, courtesy of the company) and people jokingly started asking him where he'd been for a job interview.

Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Joined: Jul 08, 2003
Posts: 24199

My favorite is "Je vais t�l�phoner � Hitler", popular in France in the late 40's.

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marc weber

Joined: Aug 31, 2004
Posts: 11343

I use a direct approach: "I need to wet now."

"We're kind of on the level of crossword puzzle writers... And no one ever goes to them and gives them an award." ~Joe Strummer
Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
Posts: 63837

drain the main vein

respond to a bladder interrupt

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David O'Meara

Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

Take a short walk

Powder my nose

Take a slash

Visit the gent's

Go to the little explorer's room

"I'm going to the toilet, can I get you anything?"

... and that was just today.
N. Ounce

Joined: Oct 17, 2006
Posts: 6
I heard "gotta visit John" from americans.
Russians replace John with Fyodor - a typical russian name.
Dave Lenton
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Posts: 1241
Logging on to the porcelain network.

There will be glitches in my transition from being a saloon bar sage to a world statesman. - Tony Banks
Stan James
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Posts: 8791
Push a consultant into the pool. (Apologies, consultants.)

A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of the idea. John Ciardi
Max Habibi
town drunk
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Joined: Jun 27, 2002
Posts: 4118
excuse me: I'll be right back.

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Sue Meng
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Joined: Nov 21, 2005
Posts: 137
givi'n up smoking. just last one.

Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself the most comforting words of all: This, too, shall pass." --Ann Landers
paul wheaton

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Posts: 20965
Gail Mikels
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Ewww - is THAT what that meant?! Well, thanks for making it clear!!

Gail Mikels
paul wheaton

Joined: Dec 14, 1998
Posts: 20965

hit the head.

.... there's gotta be some really good ones here. Is this the best we can come up with?
Ryan McGuire
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Posts: 1044
Since I'm in Cleveland...

Taking the Browns tot he Super Bowl.
Andrew Monkhouse
author and jackaroo
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Joined: Mar 28, 2003
Posts: 11776

Going to shake hands with the unemployed.
Katrina Owen

Joined: Nov 03, 2006
Posts: 1367
An iranian girl I know calls it "doing something important".

At my old job, there was "faire un tour dans le jardin", at another job it was "mictionate", playfully derived from the latin.

In Norwegian I've heard (direct translation) "whip the bat".
Bridget Kennedy
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Posts: 86
My ex-brother-in-law used to say "Gotta go tap a kidney."

I agree. Here's the link:
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