Today we were discussing various types of TV programmes. The term "the soaps" came up.
"Miss, why are they called "soaps"?
"Why do you think?" Now I did know the answer but I always love hearing what they come up with!
"Is it because a lot of the action takes place in the kitchen where you would use soap?"
"No, I think it's because if you get soap in your eye you will cry, and they're ALWAYS crying in the soaps!"
or, very cleverly,
"Is it because "the soaps" are full of slippery characters?"
God, the real reason of them first being sponsored by the soap companies is SOOO boring compared to those!