porcelain bus

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From it being imagined that when gripping the sides of the bowl while vomiting into it that it's like a bus driver gripping the steering wheel of a bus (a bus steering wheel being roughly horizontal, as opposed to a car which has it up at an angle).

Noun[edit]

porcelain bus (plural porcelain buses)

  1. (slang) A toilet bowl.
    2005: DON'T trade the tour bus for the porcelain bus. You can eat, drink and be merry – not sorry – when overseas. — Escape Magazine travel advice [1]