unupvotable: I don’t understand why there’s even discussion, the other way is just inconvenient.
RunDNA: I have a hypothesis based on no evidence whatsoever:
There are two different methods of ripping off a piece of toilet paper. Different hand positions and movements are used.
For people who use Method A it is easier if the toilet paper goes under. For people who use Method B it is easier if the toilet paper goes over.
We don’t really watch other people ripping off toilet paper much so we are unaware of the method different to the one we personally use.
BlueHighwindz: Am I the weirdo that just shoves his toilet paper roll in any which way and doesn’t really give a shit?
I can finally sleep at night.
Kaze-Cactuar: I learned this is the proper way from the Simpsons (according to the cps inspector) and I think of it every time I’ve replaced tp for 20 years.
I dont see how underhand is easier, if you pull on it it can just roll. Overhand you pull at an angle to tear the sheet.
your_gal_pal: My holder just features an eternal empty roll. The ones not empty are all over the place. On top of the holder. On top of the toilet tank. On the floor in a variety of spots. Behind the toilet. (cause you just never know).
RudegarWithFunnyHat: well the underworld is under, and that speaks volume.
fettsack2: How exactly did people wipe their bottoms before 1891? Like, long before? Wikipedia says something like they used live poultry, but that can’t be right, can it? What did you do back then when you didn’t live close to a waterbody?
hrabib: Goddamn right
zookszooks: Anything published more than 100 years ago is questionable.
Usedbeef: What sort of cretin goes under?
MyLoveHammer: Y’all need to play with your cats more
Andyy_Boyy: no shit
G_Reamy: Let the military solve this: Barracks inspectors didn’t care if the TP rolled off the top or the bottom, but all rolls had to be the same; that is, roll the same way. As long as uniformity prevailed, it just didn’t matter.
rlowens: And the creator of the .GIF format says it should be pronounced “JIF”. Sometimes the creator is wrong.
_DrSpliff: Cat owners disagree
Neuromante: Now someone will patent the other way of hanging the toilet paper.
FarTicuno2: But. Spiders….
fromRUEtoRUIN: You have to roll under if you buy generic.
fbeck1969: I work in the US maritime industry and I have had Tug Boat Captains insist that this very diagram is policy…period. No other way is acceptable. Those Captains that insist this are also the biggest incompetent jack a$$es that think the boat they are on is a personal play ground and the crew is there to serve their personal needs. And still can’t drive a boat….
Sansred: Like god intended.
JimTheSaint: of course it hangs over.
Mattafakt: I know I’m in the minority, but the other way is easier to rip with one hand without the worry of the toilet paper unraveling over the side. I also happen to think it looks neater that way too
chriswalkenspal: Reddit has a couple of bathroom related wars, including the one on standing or sitting while wiping.
I’d like to start another one: while rinsing after brushing teeth, there are the people who cup their hand under the stream of water to gather water to rinse, or the absolute monsters who shove their face under the faucet and suck the water in to their mouth.
reaper2309: Well at least we can all agree that people who use and then deliberately leave the toilet roll on the floor are fucking savages.
KOSisKurama: Ask a one armed person which way is easier. He gonna say under. You can use the roll itself to tear the paper where as with over it is much harder.
I ain’t trying to make life harder on one armed folks….
dubsteponmycat: Fuck the “right” way. I have a cat. Let me do my thing.
That1RainyDay: I was here
You can wipe your ass the 19th century way if you’d like.
I’m wiping my ass in the future.
Admiral_Thire: I have a cat and if it’s over it tickles my leg(which is way worse because I have sensory issues that makes paper feel awful.) still wrong?
shelfdog: It’s so weird how this story gets recycled by various news outlets twice a year. I tweeted this out over a year ago, different paper as a source.
nietbeschikbaar: It doesn’t show what side it’s attached to a wall or whatever. In this case it could be attached to glass, so instructions still unclear.
Stratocast7: Or it was just drawn that way so it can clearly show that the sheets can be torn off.
jman0742: Yeah, well the creator of the .gif format said it is pronounced “jif” and we all know that isnt right.
PlazmaSnake417: It will always hang “over” because… gravity.
I think inner and outer are more accurate words.
theantagonists: Says people who don’t have pets.
ReginaldSk8rBoi: Its “jif”, not “gif”
imakenosensetopeople: The Upside Down is a strange place. Be careful or we might run into a pack of Demo-dogs!
NukeAGayWhale4Jesus: There’s no right or wrong way. It’s about fundamental core values – who you really are as a person.
People who care most about convenience (I’m looking at you, guys) hang the roll with the paper over.
People who care most about aesthetics (mostly but not only women) tend to hang it under where the dangly bit is less visible.
Express yourself through toilet paper!
hokeyWB: This is a known fake.
Flemtality: Yeah well, the guy responsible for the GIF pronounces GIF like a complete asshole too. Do with that what you will.
oCh4v3zo: We all now will also start pronouncing gif as jif.
discomeatpies: Seriously, if you do it this way (over) then you’re wrong about this and probably a bunch of other stuff, too.
poseitom: thing is if it is the other way around you can easily rip it with one hand.
HyPrioT: The other way is so much easier to use with one hand. Why would you ever use this way?
Deletrious26: And the dude who invented Graham crackers invented them to stop masterbation. Inventors are wrong sometimes.
Miley_I-da-Ho: I wonder if that picture is a GIF (jif)?