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What is Chamber Pot in Tagalog? Brief History and Unique Uses

What is Chamber Pot in Tagalog? Brief History and Unique Uses

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A chamber pot in Tagalog is called “arinola.” Also sometimes spelled arenola, the arinola is a portable toilet or receptacle used for urination and defecation indoors. Made from thin metal or plastic, the arinola is a round bowl with a handle and lid and resembles a very huge cup. This portable urinal is usually placed in bedrooms and hospitals.  Chamber pots are commonly used at night when people don't want to go to the toilet or are unable to. Arinola is also used if there is no indoor plumbing. Some people put some water in the chamber pot before using it. In the past, people empty their arinola in the morning by throwing the contents out of the window or in the garden.  The word 'chamber' is an old term for bedroom, with chamber pots being around since 600 BC but with differe...