One of the many things I love about my work is that I learn new things all the time, thereby making me a fountain of useless information.
Here’s my latest discovery (and I acknowledge I am late to this one, but perhaps I’m not the only one), courtesy of a trip to Barbados.
This is the quaintly old-school bathroom at some historic site I am now forgetting the name of -
Turns out the fixtures are by an age-old English company called:
You read that correctly:
This clearly required more research. Here is what I unearthed on the company’s website:
“It is popularly thought that Mr. Crapper invented the W.C., and that the vulgar word for faeces is a derivative of his name, but neither belief is true. However, etymologists attest that the Amercian word, “crapper”, meaning the W.C. is directly from his name. He relentlessly promoted sanitary fittings to a somewhat dirty and sceptical world and championed the ‘water-waste-preventing cistern syphon’ in particular.”