This is our 'hope to do this' weekly feature. Although authors like to entertain us or give us insights into other peoples lives and the human condition, sometimes they will educate us with a actual fact. After verifying a found fact (via the internet) we will share where we share what we have learnt from a book this week.
Number 3. What is a Douche from The World According to Garp.
I always thought that a 'Douchebag' was just an American insult like cooties, but it turns out that a Douche is a small devise which is used to clean the interior of a woman's lady bits. Douche's were used as a contraception before other forms of contraception became widely available and is the context of which a Douche is used in the World According to Garp.
Now a days the practice of 'Douching' is largely restricted to the United States although apparently the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services strongly discourages douching.
On another note I really didn't enjoy reading The World According to Garp and can't be bothered to write a review on it, has anyone else read this?