Date: Mon, 1 Apr 1996 09:56:40 EST

From: Undetermined origin c/o LISTSERV maintainer


Subject: Re: lavatory

I think I can answer Lynne's question, from other information

rather than dialect (I'm only used to "lavatory" as a somewhat

old-fashioned term for the room containing toilet, sink, and

possibly shower or bathtub). There have been several cases locally

of exploding toilets in the last couple of years. The problem

seems to be that the low-flow toilets they've been installing to

save water use a much higher pressure. I would guess that this

_Sunday Times_ article is using British terminology in discussing

a New York event, and that it was the toilet that exploded.

Vicki Rosenzweig

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New York, NY