Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 08:56:17 -0500
From: "Dale F.Coye" CoyeCFAT[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM
In central NYstate lavatory was the school euphemism for the room with the
toilets and sinks in it, sometimes reduced to "lav" as in "who has to go to
the lav?" I don't think anyone except teachers used this. My grandmother,
however, from South Jersey, made a special point about this word -- she had a
"bathroom" upstairs, with sink, toilet, and tub, but downstairs was a
"lavatory"- a room with only sink and toilet.