Date: Fri, 17 Feb 1995 14:15:49 -0800
From: Allen Maberry maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Subject: Re: jakes
There is a small book which may be relevant to the discussion of "jakes"=
outhouses. My grandparents had a copy and it might be around somewhere:
Greer, William Royal. Gems of American architecture. (embellishments by
Charles E. Calder) [St. Paul : Brown & Bigelow, 1935]. (reprinted 1975?
by the American Life Foundation, Watkins Glen, N.Y.)
The Library of Congress subject heading would be, I guess, Outhouses--Humor.
I remember that it contained virtually every slang and euphemistic term
for outhouses then current. If I can locate the book, I'll post a list of
them--if there is an interest.
maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]u.washington.edu