¿Por qué tienen los ingleses moqueta en el baño?
This is one of the mysteries of the world and even I don't understand it. I always try to use a conversational style in my classes and at one point the inevitable question arises: "Why do English people have carpet in the bathroom?...It's not hygienic!" Lots of my students have been to the UK to improve their English and one of the things that shocks them is the "carpet situation". Some have even told me that they stayed in houses where there was carpet in the kitchen! So how can I explain this phenomenon?
Well, like many things, it is cultural and I think that the fact that the UK is a cold country has a lot to do with it. As I am sure you know the UK is a country of tea drinkers and the reason we drink so much tea is that it warms us up! The same theory can be applied to the carpet in the bathroom! After a shower you don't want to get out onto a cold floor, so, carpet is required.
If you have a better theory, post it in the comments below!
Soy el director de Daniel Smith + Partners. Tengo más de 15 años de experiencia enseñando inglés a españoles.