Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Why are Toilets Called “Johns"?

Why are Toilets Called “Johns"? 

4 comments:

Richard Robinson said...

I suppose the English version was by a fellow named Loo?

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Then why is it called "The Jakes" (or perhaps Jake) in some Irish books I've read?

Bill Crider said...

The "Jakes" name goes at least as far back as Shakespeare.

Richard Robinson said...

But in more modern slang, "jake" means OK or acceptable.