Date: Thu, 14 Apr 1994 10:03:24 EDT
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: "basement"
Beverly S.Hartford said:
No, it wasn't just Southern. We used it in Northern New England (Maine)
I don't know it's origins, though. I don't recall any buildings,
private or public where the restrooms were actually in the basements,
although I certainly recall quite a few that were outdoors (outhouses).
This is about 50 years ago...Bev Hartford (Indiana University)
The men's room in our department is in the basement--and, boy, does it
stink. I ought to know. My office was next door to it for several years.
But we don't call the men's room the basement. No bathroom should be in a
basement. Smells and effluent run downhill. Payday's on the 30th.
Professor of English
Milledgeville, GA 31061
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