Tuesday, January 5, 2010


elute \ē-ˈlüt\ transitive verb: to remove (adsorbed material) from an adsorbent by means of a solvent

Etymology: Latin elutus, past participle of eluere to wash out, from e- away + lavere to wash

FIVE — Practically every building, from the humblest dwelling to the grandest public edifice, contains at least one dedicated room to which the hungry may excuse themselves; it is referred to euphemistically as the S.C. or sus (short for “sustenance closet”.)

1 comment:

Vicki Peter said...

Brings me back to Roman times, when going to the washroom was a public diversion done with friends, and now it's relegated to the W.C. ...