LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||15/SET/2005 3:40 PM|
|Assunto:||Colarinho de cerveja|
It's all about recycled beer....
Apparently the word "head" came from the old practice of putting latrines for sailors near the "bow" or "head" of the ship. Although the term is certainly used among sailors, even civilians use it. Soldiers (as opposed to sailors) use the word "latrine". The English like "loo", Americans prefer "john", "the little boys'/girls' room", "the can" (somewhat vulgar), etc. Women often say "the ladies' room" or "the powder room". American Boy Scouts call it "the kybo". It is claimed that the word comes from the abbreviation of "keep your bowels open". I doubt it, but it's a nice story. Believe me, the list goes on and on....
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