I wrote the title to this post a couple of weeks ago and for the life of me I can’t remember why.
Dunny is an Australian colloquialism meaning toilet. A drop dunny is a toilet you find in remote places in Australia.
When you open up the lid you see a tunnel beneath the seat that drops down into the earth. There’s no plumbing, just a long drop beneath your nether regions (and possibly a few flies).
Usually it’s built beneath a shelter, and looks a lot like the one in the picture above.
They are quite common in the Australian bush and on farms out the back of beyond (another colloquialism, meaning, in the middle-of-nowhere.)
They aren’t the most fun amenities to visit, but they sure come in handy sometimes.
You’d use a drop dunny when…
Five of Pentacles: There’s no better option
Have you ever tried a drop dunny?