Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 07:01:04 -0600

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: Lavatory = ?

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.

After sending my posting earlier saying that "lavatory" is much more

common than "bathroom sink," I started thinking that maybe that's no

longer true -- that maybe it's an age thing and that younger people say

"bathroom sink" more often. Having never thought much about it before,

all I can say for sure is that I, a 53-year-old native Mississippian,

have always said "lavatory" for the bathroom fixture and "sink" for the

same fixture in the kitchen and that I've heard "bathroom sink" but

never "kitchen lavatory."

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]