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why is the bathroom referred to as the head by some

Asked by bradmdav (8points) March 8th, 2008 from iPhone
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Valhalla30's avatar

It’s a Navy term – mostly used by Navy & Marines. The “head” was the forward, raised section of a boat where sailors would go to use the restroom. Normally a grate was there and was opened up to the ocean so the water would keep it somewhat sanitary.

allknowingone's avatar

Well thats what it was back then but now days it is a term of what they do in the bathroom if you know what I mean and sometimes the sink is called the sperm bucket thats all that I know I have friends that are in the marines so thats what they have told me

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