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Where the Word “Loo” Came From

##EMBED## Click Here for Sources and to Learn Why the Toilet is Called a John Text Version The British word for the toilet, “loo”, derives from the French “guardez l’eau”, meaning “watch out for the water”.  This comes from the fact that, in medieval Europe, people simply threw the contents of their chamber pots out the window onto the streets.  […]

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