If you are throwing things out of your window today, consider first shouting “Gardyloo!”

Gardyloo is a warning shout.

Back in the old days, when pots were emptied into the streets, the one pouring whatever they were pouring into the streets would warn others by shouting this world.

It likely comes from the French “garde à l’eau!” meaning, “look out for the water!”

I bike a lot. I wish people wouldn’t throw trash out of their windows as they drive past. It would at least help if they would first give me a gardyloo.  Doesn’t seem like too much to ask.