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pratik
pratik

Napoleon’s least favorite tube station.

odd
odd

@pratik I wonder if “the loo” comes from replacing WC, (No, not Winston Churchill), with “loo” from Waterloo? (Thinking out loud).

pratik
pratik

@odd I wondered about that too and my first thought was, is there a dry loo? But there exists Bakerloo too so have to look into the etymology for 'loo'

hjalm
hjalm

@pratik I took a packaged tour in Great Britain in the early 2000s. One of the things that amused me was the number of places throughout the UK named after Waterloo

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pratik
pratik

@hjalm They’re definitely proud of that victory. Other one is Trafalgar but that’s harder to pronounce.