Why do Americans call toilets bathrooms?
Where did this usage come from?
By “toilet” I mean the room that has a toilet, not the toilet itself.
Calling the toilet a bathroom only makes sense when the toilet is actually in the bathroom – which is the case in some homes, but in the majority of homes I have visited, the toilet is in a seperate room to the bathroom.
And what about public toilets – they’re definitely not bathrooms?
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