Date: Thu, 14 Apr 1994 09:28:35 -700 From: Keith Russell 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] 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." Keith Russell wkr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]