what does "mother of toilet seat " mean?

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  1. evol04gt

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    is it just slang for fake mother of pearl?
     
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    Yep!

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    well it's been thought of as slang but then again....it was from
    a whole different language...:-~
     
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    where does the "toilet seat" come from?
     
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    from Mothers of Toilet Seats
     
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    from the store, silly....

    no, seriously, it's because most toilet seats are made of plastic (just like the imitation mother of pearl)
     
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    It's because back when the pearloid "mother of pearl" pickguards became popular, the thing they most closely resembled were the plastic "mother of pearl" toilet seats that were extremely common at the time.

    Those toilet seats were still a pretty regular sight as recently as 25 years ago, especially in houses that hadn't been remodelled in a while. So common, in fact, that I'm sure there are still quite a few out there.
     
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    thanks chris! i figured it was something like that....
     
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    FWIW, I try to change my toilet seat every decade or so whether it needs it or not.

    allen
     
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    funny, but when my wife went looking for a MOTO toilet seat,
    she couldn't find one anywhere !
    do you think there's a vintage market for them where collectors
    buy & sell them for astronomical prices & hang them up in glass
    cases instead of sitting on them ? some parallel universe maybe... ;)
     
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    Why is it always the English? Why don't the Germans or Spaniards collect toilet photos?
     
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    that looks like someone.....wait nevermind.... this is not the place for that kind of talk....
    i wonder if the toilet seats were trapezoid shaped? har har har
     
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    I just clean mine thoroughly every 15 to 18 months, and I get much more usage out of it!
     
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    I thought it was a US thing. I have to say I have never seen a pearl toilet seat in our country, I thought it was something unique to the States. We had a time a while back when it was fashionable to have toilet seats with objects like toy dolphins and fish embedded in the plastic. And a bit further back wooden ones came back into vogue as well. But pearl? maybe some older UK'ers can remember them, but I certainly cant.

    Wait for it. Someones going to do a Tele, with a MOP pickguard, which has an oval hole cut out of the middle!
     
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    I always thought that it was comparing really crappy fake shell work to formica.

    Some of th ereally cheesy shell work in rosettes on low end acoustics can look like formica - very fake looking.
     
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    First time I heard the term "Mother-of-toilet seat" was in the column Dan Forte (Teisco Del Rey) wrote for GP magazine back in the 70's. He also wrote of "Mother-of-Jack Knife", and "Mother-of-Luncheonette" which one might assume was formica.
     
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