Why are bathrooms called restrooms?
“Restroom”, chosen term for a place we visit to relieve our bladder or our colon, when away from home. It is so-called because people feel the need to sound polite or genteel when speaking to others outside of their intimate social circle.
The term is believed to have originated from the large stores back in the early 1900s that had a small lounge in the bathroom. The bathroom was, a bathroom, and the lounge gave shoppers a chance to sit and rest. Thus people started calling bathrooms restrooms because it sounded nicer.
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