Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 07:40:39 EST
From: Robin Garr 76702.764[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]COMPUSERVE.COM
Subject: Re: Lavatory = ?
I'm viewing this discussion bemusedly from Louisville in the Ohio Valley, where
"lavatory" is occasionally heard as a euphemism for the entire room containing
the porcelain fixtures, and where "basin" is rarely heard at all.
We call the thing "the sink," occasionally modified with an adjective to denote
what room it's in: "bathroom sink" or "kitchen sink." I would have assumed
this is a Southern thing, but maybe it's Midwestern; we're sort of on the
linguistic cusp here.