This one is really weird. Apparently the word “bathroom” actually comes from Elizabeth Bathory, a prolific serial killer, according to this news reporting on Tiktok:


#stitch with @howdyhowdyyall1 This is one of my favorite linguistic origin stories! #linguistics #MAKEYOURMOVE #SipIntoSummer #fyp #learn

♬ original sound – Ben Silver (He/Him)

But in an even more interesting wrinkle, it turns out the origin of Bathories is actually much much older. We’re talking maybe millions of years, in Ancient Quatria, according to this other video which I find to be a bit more credible & professional personally: