"Well, I say, just imagine the uproar if it was called the 'Oxford Turd-o-metre' for example, it just wouldn't be allowed to happen would it..?" said Walter Ambleforth, a former Councillor for Bristol who has launched a campaign with the support of over 10,000 fellow Bristolians to eradicate the Bristol Stool Chart (see image below) and of course the jokes and associations this scientific term brings with it.
Types 1 and 2 indicate constipation, with 3 and 4 being the "ideal stools" especially the latter, as they are the easiest to defecate, and 5–7 tending towards diarrhoea.
He went on to add "Bristol has got many things to be proud of, like Bristols and erm the M4 and of course the train station and things and surely we can celebrate those things as opposed to having one bizarre scientific measurement named after us?" It was however pointed out to Walter that it would be a very apt reference to their footballing pedigree "Oh come on Walter!" said Mary Oberoyd, Chair of Bristol University (who actually defined the Stool Chart) "When ever anyone hears the words Bristol Rovers or Britol City they almost sh*t themselves laughing, so the association seems kind of apt really!"