Posted by Marie Bernadette on January 20, 1998 at 12:49:54:
In response to Why It Is Called the Head, written by Ken on January 20, 1998 at 08:35:38
Ken is entirely correct. I just read Patrick O'Brian's Master and Commander and the captain and officers (or ill men) got to use the roundhouse which was enclosed, but the rest of the crew used the head even in the worst of weather!
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