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Biffy Outhouse Origin

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A Tuscon, Arizona, listener is right to be skeptical when someone suggests to her that the term biffy, meaning “portable toilet,” is an acronym for Bathroom in Forest for You. The etymology of biffy has eluded researchers for years, although there’s some speculation that it derives from bivouac or a child’s mispronunciation of the word bathroom. This is part of a complete episode.

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