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 vr%acmcr.uucp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] | rosenzweig[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] New York, NY