J.G. was a girl who was in Class 1 /First Grade with me. We were both aged 5.
After a few days in the classroom with our teacher, Miss Suttle, (yes I remember her name 60 years later) J.G raised her hand.
She said "Please Miss, I want to p-ss".
Miss Suttle corrected her. She told J.G that the correct question was "Please may I use the offices?"
Yes, that was the euphemism for using the toilet/bathroom back in 1949.
Later we were taught to ask our teachers "Please may I be excused?"
Why do I remember such things from 60 years ago?