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When I hear about "facility" I immediately associate that with a building (like a company's headquarter, store, etc). However, some people say that it can be used to mean a "WC." Is this true? Does this word really have a negative connotation?

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I am confused by your premise. WC doesn't have negative connotations. –  Matt Эллен Jul 16 '12 at 11:20
    
Have a look at this question with regards to euphemisms for toilet. –  Matt Эллен Jul 16 '12 at 11:21
    
@Matt That question [english.stackexchange.com/questions/37177/… does not seem to cover 'facility'. –  Kris Jul 16 '12 at 11:39
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@Kris - that wasn't my point. My point is that just because it's a euphemism for toilet doesn't mean it has negative connotations. –  Matt Эллен Jul 16 '12 at 11:58
    
I've only ever heard the euphemism styled as a plural: 'Pardon me, I have to go use the facilities.' The singular doesn't have these connections. –  Mitch Jul 16 '12 at 12:54

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Public convenience or facility could be euphemisms for toilets/ washrooms, not with negative connotations.

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For evidence read the first paragraph of the wikipedia article for Hotel -- "with modern facilities, including en-suite bathrooms, and air conditioning or climate control." -- Not a negative connotation, but a somewhat more formal way to refer to a place's accommodations. –  Xantix Aug 10 '12 at 4:49

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