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" and "can." Tim Frazer