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Eroding, eroding, eroding away[edit]

A urinal cake is the subject of the parody folk song "The Ballad of Eddie Praeger" by Paul and Storm. --FOo 23:37, 10 September 2006 (UTC)[reply]


Is it? From what I read in the article, it seems not. J.P.Lon 00:38, 11 July 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Disinfectant makes little sense considering urine is sterile. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:34, 5 April 2010 (UTC)[reply]

Urine is sterile, but bacteria can and do grow in it. --2001:470:B:4CA:1000:0:1:31 (talk) 03:36, 14 October 2012 (UTC)[reply]

"trough lolly"???[edit]

I'm British, and I've never heard this term used.. --Tomhannen 09:50, 11 August 2007 (UTC)[reply]

Ditto, and ditto. Given this Google search it doesn't seem to be remotely widespread in Britain. I'm removing the phrase in the absence of any reliable source (Urban Dictionary doesn't count!) backing it up. Loganberry (Talk) 22:48, 7 October 2007 (UTC)[reply]
In Australia, I've heard "trough lolly" used more than the "toilet lolly" that is listed as the Australian version - but it may be regionally dependent. Shiftyphil 23:59, 14 November 2007 (UTC)[reply]
It seems to be one of those pieces of slang that's very geographically dependent. For example, I never heard of them being called mints (although it makes a lot of sense in retrospect) until a uni friend hailing from Eire wrote a song in tribute to them... Other ones like "biscuits" are similarly new on me, and presumably "donuts" refers to some particular brand with a hole in the middle? (In Ireland, maybe they would be called Polos?) ... thus it's something that might require some research to verify each suggestion, and probably best to keep it to a shortlist of better known ones.
As for "trough" vs "toilet", that would, I expect, depend on how common individual urinals are vs older communal trough style examples in that locale. Again, although I've encountered several of the latter, they're rare enough around here that the items in question are usually Urinal-somethings, or occasionally Toilet-whatevers. (talk) 17:57, 27 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]

TV serie "Frasier"[edit]

On the season 6 episode 15 of the TV serie "Frasier", Niles, Frasier's brother, was in process of divorce. His wife Marys was dragging it out and causing him to pay lots of extra lawyer fees and making accusations to give her advantage over the assets, then Niles hired a new lawyer (Donnie) who discovers some "dirt" on Marys -- her family got all her riches not from sales of timber but from sales of urinal cakes. This gave them the leverage they needed to win the case, as Marys didn't want this to be known. Being a single woman I had no idea what they were referring to. I turned to Wikipedia, sure enough, there was my answer! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pntippett (talkcontribs) 19:25, 20 March 2008 (UTC)[reply]

"This article is in need of attention from an expert on the subject"[edit]

That is just too funny. Are there any urinal cake experts out there? Midtempo-abg (talk) 20:26, 26 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]

There are! I did some synthesis with the parachlorbenzene back in the 90s and the smell was 100% clear, so I looked it up and I found some statments that the stuff is not killing anything, because it does not disolve in the water. It only smells like it is fresh and clean, but it does not help against germs at all. Bleach or hydrogenperoxide would be the far better solution, but ..... --Stone (talk) 21:28, 26 June 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Well, no-one really cares if a urinal is that clean (unless they somehow end up with their face in it, which is a clear sign that life is not going entirely to plan anyway), so long as it at least smells nice (...well, less nasty, anyway). Cleaning it is a job for the flushing water and any domestic staff employed by wherever the convenience is installed.
What you really want is something that dissolves in (and neutralises) ammonia and/or uric acid solution; the water fraction of what gets, uh, poured over them is far less of a problem, as it has neither smell nor nutritional value (for microbes) of its own. (talk) 18:02, 27 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Contested deletion[edit]

This article should not be speedy deleted as being about a person, animal, organization or web content but which fails to assert the importance of its subject, because... (Obviously notable; just needs some references) --Accedie (talk) 02:29, 26 August 2011 (UTC) Urinal Cakes are Pop Culture... Wikipedia is great reference material for english as a second language... people have a great need to know about these things. Like Fraiser fans in Thailand. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:01, 28 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

Could be it's the battle of the sexes extending to wikipedia... female admin taking revenge for man-kind's general blindness to feminine hygiene issues? :)
If a thing is unimportant to half of the global population, is it still notable? (talk) 18:05, 27 August 2017 (UTC)[reply]