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    the can

    Does anybody know the origin of the expression "the can (meaning the bathroom)"?

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    Re: the can

    Quote Originally Posted by bouji View Post
    Does anybody know the origin of the expression "the can (meaning the bathroom)"?
    Apparently, "Slang meaning "toilet" is c.1900, said to be a shortening of piss-can."

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