Fact

Why is it called a “loo”?

 

In medieval Europe people didn’t care too much about hygiene. They threw all the contents out the window down on the street below. In France when the danger was on the rise people shouted “garde l’eau,” which means “watch out for the water.” Later this phrase was Anglicized, first to “gardy-loo!”, then just “loo.”

From Urbantitan

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