Date: Thu, 14 Apr 1994 10:59:21 -0500
From: mftcf[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UXA.ECN.BGU.EDU
Subject: Re: "basement"
Like Keith, I went to school about the same time Natalie did -- actually,
a few years earlier (1st grade 1946). This is the first time I have ever
heard of "basement" for bathroom (my perspective is northern Illinois).
Until Jr. High school, it was always "bathroom" ; my parents used "biffy"
(which is a no. regionalism, according to DARE) but I never picked it up.
In early adolescenece, some of my male peers got daring and used "john"