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A lil history?

  1. Jul 19, 2003 #1

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    Does anyone know who created the first flushable toliet and what they call it sometimes by name today? I thought it was funny since its been so long since i've heard it called this name.
    Dx :wink:
     
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  3. Jul 19, 2003 #2
    I'm testing my memory instead of my Google skills...

    Was it an Englishman named Thomas Crapper??
     
  4. Jul 19, 2003 #3

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    Re: I'm testing my memory instead of my Google skills...

    Yeah! Cool huh!
    Hey brb I got to go use "The Crapper!"
    I use that word now alot, its funny. Great Job!:wink:
     
  5. Jul 19, 2003 #4

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    I am told by the History Channel that Crapper was really the engineer that designed the London sewer system.

    I think the toilet was invented by Dumper.






    OK I'm kidding. Really: I think I have heard that it was Crane. The name is still seen today.
     
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  6. Jul 19, 2003 #5

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    You watch unsolved mysteries? Wow! I recall it to be crapper but you may be right Ivan. Interesting!
    :wink: Anywayas brb I got to take a Dump.
     
  7. Jul 20, 2003 #6
    Well if it was the British that invented the flushing toilet, is it not someone called John? Because i understood that another name for toilet is "John" as in i ma going to use the John.

    Also did you hear that the Irish invented the toilet seat,




    The English Modified it by putting a Hole in it.
     
  8. Jul 20, 2003 #7

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  9. Jul 20, 2003 #8
    yes I've heard that, and some bright Canadian decided to attach it to a toilet, on an outflow pipe, thereafter..........Can You Imagine?!!
     
  10. Jul 20, 2003 #9
    Yes, but unlike the Canadians (and even the Canadians of today), the Americans use toilet paper rather than their hands.

    eNtRopY
     
  11. Jul 20, 2003 #10
    Yea well at least the English arent related to the French! And as for the americans, dont get me started.
     
  12. Jul 20, 2003 #11
    How long until this turns into another arguement and then how long until it gets locked? Any Guesses?
     
  13. Jul 20, 2003 #12

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    But it took an American to charge a $0.25 drop fee.

    It took an American to figure out that we use less toilet paper if it feeds from the bottom rather than the top.

    And it took an American to invent heated toilet seats.

    And do I even have to mention the internet connected porta-potty?
    Now top that!
     
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  14. Jul 21, 2003 #13
    For attaching a toilet seat to a toilet, WOW that must be soemthing to watch, a plumber, with his hands all wrapped up in toilet paper, securing the seat to the toilet, then, the toilet, to the pipe on the floor.

    Do Americans have some kind of special disorder to have the need of the plumber covering his/her hands so??
     
  15. Jul 21, 2003 #14

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    Hey everybody!!! Chill out!!! I didn't open this thread for you to bash Americans, Canadians or anyone else for that matter.
    dxtra :wink:
     
  16. Jul 21, 2003 #15
    On a seperate note, did you know that the word "hooker" comes from a leuitentant Jonathan Hooker who during the american civil war used to provide that type of entertainment for his troops? Also explains the word "jon"
     
  17. Jul 21, 2003 #16

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    Yes! I must admit I stink at history but I did know that one. I must say I din't know his first name though. Does anyone have anymore history we can learn from? Thats kwool Zantra, thanks for the lesson, dude.
    Dx :wink:
     
  18. Jul 21, 2003 #17
    um, explain please?

    im not aware of the word "jon" having any extra meaning, beside being a person's name.
     
  19. Jul 22, 2003 #18

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    Its also means bathroom, eg; Hey! Brum I got to go to the John dude!"
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  20. Jul 22, 2003 #19

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    John is also slang for a customer of a professional lady of the evening.
     
  21. Jul 22, 2003 #20
    Yup. LT Jonathan Hooker of the Union forces I believe;)

    Hey I'm a plethora of sordid useless information:wink:
     
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