Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 08:03:23 -0600

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

Subject: Re: lavatory

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

In Mississippi the word was "basement" -- regardless of the location of

the room or whether the building even had a basement. Or at least that

was the word in elementary school. I think we might have changed later

to "restroom" or "bathroom."

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]