How did the Lazy Susan get its name?


The term 'Lazy Susan' premiered on a Vanity Fair advertisement in 1917, although its existence dates back to the 18th Century. There is no clear indication on the origin of the term, although some say it was meant to denote a lazy servant.
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A popular theory suggests that servants were often named Susan, so that "Susan'
from her ugley looking self? I think I read where Thomas Jefferson invented it. By the way (see above), it's spelled UGLY.
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"Susan" was a common maid's name, a self-service gadget allowed maids to me lazy = Lazy Susan! WOw!
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