We have got a bit of boil, boil, toil and trouble on the go in the house. Well definitely no trouble, and just a lot of noise that sounds like 'per-lop, per-lop' every now and then.
I have actually wondered why the glass receptacle is called a Carboy. Really? Carboy? That word appears to have absolutely no direct co-relation to wine, beer or fermentation.
So, of course I went to the sauce. ie Mr and Mrs Google's amazing world of facts, figures and misinformation. And I found out the only possible explanation is that in Arabic, the vessel is referred to as a Qarabah, which is from Qarraba, which means big jug. The Q, when pronounced is as a hard K. Then somehow in the English translation Kar-bah became Carboy. Totally understandable and makes sense doesn't it? Not! At least there are no sexist connotations to the translation.