Why Is A Toilet Called A John?

Toilets can be named a lot of things: a loo, a water closet, a crapper, even a … John? So here is where the mystery lies. Sir John Harrington, a courtier in the court of Queen Elizabeth I, is usually credited with inventing the modern flush toilet. He wrote about it in his book, The Metamorphosis of Ajax, although the device described in the book was really more of a literary device than a mechanical one, meant as an allegory. More specifically, it was a political statement about the “stercus” (feces) that was ruining society.

Still, Harrington is believed to be the inventor of the modern flush toilet. Supposedly he had one in his mansion and also installed one for the queen in the palace around 1596. How it worked was that by pulling on a cord next to the toilet bowl, water would rush in from the “water closet” to flush away the waste. This is why toilets in the UK, France and other European countries are still either called water closets or designated by the letters WC.

So why is a toilet called a John? Because we believe the modern flush toilet was invented by a man named John. However, there is evidence that suggests that flush toilets were being used by ancient civilizations as early as the 26th century BC!

There is another theory as to why a toilet is called a John, although it is likely nothing more than a folk tale, as are most stories of the legendary King Arthur. The story goes that while the king was away fighting the Saxons, he left his brother John in charge. Upon his return, Arthur was so upset with the way John had run things, he named the toilet after him.

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How To Avoid Canker Sores

While things like accidentally biting your lip can never be avoided, I believe the only solution to avoid canker sores is to use toothpaste that actually do not contain Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). Then again, almost all toothpastes that I see in the grocery contain that ingredient.

So what is SLS? It is a detergent surfactant which is commonly used as a cleansing agent in all sorts of personal care products which is a common ingredient in most toothpastes. Many people around the world suffer from Canker Sores, also known as “mouth ulcers”. The mouth sore or oral ulcers can disrupt life. My husband pretty much suffers from this from time to time and yesterday he felt enough is enough. We researched why he still gets it even though he keeps on taking vitamin C.

So the main culprit, toothpaste. We always use Colgate and that toothpaste is pretty much the main cause because it has SLS in it. There is one toothpaste that I saw in groceries that do not contain SLS and that is Sensodyne but I think it is expensive so we will have to see how my husband and I are going to go about using Sensodyne from now on.

The harshness of the SLS chemical has been proven to create microscopic damage to the oral tissue which lines the inside of your mouth, which then leads to Canker Sores.

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