Date: Thu, 14 Apr 1994 09:28:35 -700
From: Keith Russell wkr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]US.DYNIX.COM
Subject: Re: "basement"
On Thu, 14 Apr 1994, Natalie Maynor wrote:
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]ra.msstate.edu)
I went to school about the same time you did, in Southern Alberta, and
this is the first time I have ever heard of this use of "basement."
wkr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]us.dynix.com