Re: CHAT Loo (was: Lavatories, bathrooms,...etc)
|From:||Tristan McLeay <kesuari@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, March 2, 2004, 12:20|
--- Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...> wrote: > On
Saturday, February 28, 2004, at 03:12 AM, Ray
> Brown wrote:
> > Another theory is that the term is of maritime
> origin. In a boat it was
> > important, if you weren't to get oneself wet in
> the process, to make
> > sure
> > you relieved yourself over the loo (loo'ard/
> leward) side of the boat
> > and
> > Ray
> It's not /li:wr=d/?!
> Wow, welcome to the wonderful world of learning
> words by sight and not
> sound :-P
Nah, it's just that nautical-type people have this
habit of speaking one language and spelling another.
cf. also boatswain.
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