Date: Mon, 10 Apr 1995 19:11:00 -0400 From: "Connie C. Eble" Subject: Re: zinc I know that my grandmother--a life-long New Orleanian with no French ancestry--used to say zinc, because we used to tease her about it. My memory is that it could refer to the basin itself or to the counter surrounding it--which is semantically the same as sink is for me. Connie Eble University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill cceble[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]