xander wrote:Another note on origin: toilet comes from French. Originally, the term had nothing to do with execution of bodily functions. It refered to a room where a woman could apply make-up and otherwise freshen up. One might apply perfume during one's toilette, hence toilette water.
And, unlike my last post in this thread, I am not making any of this one up
Indeed, in old English texts, getting dressed, shaved, etc. in the morning is referred to as "making one's toilet". Always thought it was a strange phrase, either way.