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Well this is fun ...

On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 12:15 AM,  <> wrote:
> Hm that got me thinking that the british have the word "loo" as slang for
> the toilet.
> So my guess is that it all comes down to pronounciation. And anything Loo,
> Lua related
> as in the meaning of toilet might be rather inspired by English.

The english "loo" actually comes from french, as in "garde l'eau",
which was shouted before someone emptied their pot into the street