When LittleStuff took the Andrex Washlets Challenge
Andrex Washlets recently surveyed 2,000 British adults to analyse their conversation; and found that nearly half of Brits (47%) simply avoid talking about tricky subjects – and more of us shy away from talking about bathroom habits than mental health and sex!
Interestingly, the survey also found that women are generally much better at broaching difficult or embarrassing topics – which I can honestly say is not something I’ve noticed myself. The husband will talk about absolutely anything, and my three boys don’t seem to feel that any topic is perhaps inappropriate for the dinner table.
It’s actually more likely to be me that will tiptoe gently around a topic – the men in my life are far more straightforward! But embarrassment doesn’t really figure in our house – perhaps that comes with the territory when you’re a large, noisy, communicative family? There’s never time or space to be embarrassed, just lots of communication in a million different ways.
Anyhoo, we agreed to take part in the Tots100 Andrex Washlets Challenge (well – ‘I’ agreed… the husband was reluctantly coerced). It was a simple deal – we had 60 seconds to describe as many words as possible on a given list, without using the most obvious descriptive words (scenery without using ‘countryside’, anyone?). Here’s what happened – I think we can all plainly see who ACTUALLY won….