People are only just realising what ‘WC’ on a toilet sign actually stands for.
In the UK, public toilets are referred to in many different ways. Some call it a restroom, others call it the loo.
However, most public toilets are signalled by a ‘WC’ sign, yet no one seems to know what it actually means.
Well, now we know.
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In the clip, viewed more than 3,500 times, he also educated viewers with some toilet history.
And when broken down, the true meaning of ‘WC’ actually makes perfect sense.
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He explains: “Before indoor plumbing, we actually had a room for the bathtub, a bathroom.
“But the spout was outside. You had to carry water in with a bucket, heat it up, pour it in the tub.
“Indoor plumbing comes along and there is already a room with a bath, the bathroom, so where do you put the toilet?
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“Just put it in a closet, it’s the easiest place to put a toilet.”
And with that, the TikToker reveals that ‘WC’ actually stands for ‘water closet’.
People quickly took to the comments to discuss this apparent revelation – despite it having been around since the 1870s in England.
One wrote: “I’m glad someone asked because I’ve been wondering this for years but never googled it.”
Someone else said: “Can’t believe I’ve been living with a WC sign and had no idea why it was called WC.”
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A third added: “I was 23 y/o when I learned that WC is called water closet.”
“I know what a water closet is, but don’t use it (don’t use the word – do use the WC),” commented a fourth.
Another person said: “What do you mean WC stands for water closet…”
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Others, though, were stunned that people had gone throughout their lives without knowing what ‘WC’ stands for.
One said: “I’ve known this since I was 13?
“Convinced I live in LA because of the common sense levels in the UK, or lack thereof.”
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Another wrote: “What?! Who doesn’t know this?”
A third added: “Surely everyone knows what ‘WC’ stands for?”
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