Date: Thu, 14 Apr 1994 07:10:49 -0500

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: "basement"

This discussion of "ink pen," a term I tend to associate with my elementary

school days long ago (early '50s), has reminded me of the use of "basement"

for a school restroom. Was that term used all over the U.S., or was it

Southern? Presumably it got started from having restrooms in basements,

but the term was used in my generation when restrooms were not in basements.

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]