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What is Toilet Plunger in Tagalog? Origin, Types of Plungers and Uses

What is Toilet Plunger in Tagalog? Origin, Types of Plungers and Uses

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A toilet plunger in Tagalog is called “pangbomba sa kubeta,” where “bomba” here means “pump” and “kubeta” means “toilet.” Another Filipino word for “kubeta” is “banyo,” so you may also hear some Pinoys calling toilet plunger “pangbomba sa banyo.” Aside from toilet bowls, a newly bought toilet plunger can also be used in clearing clogged drains and is common in households all over the world. The origin of the toilet plunger has many versions. One version said that it was Samuel Prosser of England who received a patent for his plunger closet design in 1777. But unlike the modern toilet plunger, his invention was unsanitary because waste would stick to the plunger. The following year, Joseph Bramah (also from England) got a patent for his plunger-like mechanism. In January 1875, a c...