Why is it called "The John"?

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  1. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

    dontwalkhand

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    Why is a toilet called "The John"? I find this pretty offensive! I did my research and the toilet was invented by a guy named Thomas Crapper. Why not call it the Tom? :mad: :apple:
     
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    You guys obviously aren't fans of Mel Brooks!
     
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    Another question: Why are customers of a prostitute called Johns? Hmm...too lazy and it's too late for me to look it up. :)
     
  5. awmazz macrumors 65816

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    'John Smith', Officer. No, sorry, I don't have any identification on me...
     
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    I wonder the same thing. Who I urinate on changes day to day. :confused:

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    You beat me to it! :D
     
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