Explain This #5

The village of Lyndhurst is at the southern end of the Strzelecki Track in South Australia. At the back of the Lyndhurst Hotel is a shed with three doors. From right to left, these doors are labelled “Inboard”, “Ironing board”, and “Outboard”.

Can you explain what these somewhat cryptic signs mean? What wording would a more conventional sign writer have used?

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Writing about the things that interest me helps me to discover what I think. One of my loves is the Australian Outback, and I travel out there often, and when possible take friends with me.
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2 Responses to Explain This #5

  1. Yorick Lewis says:

    Ladies, Laundry, Gents

  2. dazzlerplus says:

    Yorick, you are right on the money. Well done!
    And if any gentle readers with a refined upbringing find it difficult to see why “Inboard” should be understood to mean “Ladies”, and “Outboard” to mean “Gents”, please ask one of your boating friends.

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