Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 09:32:08 -0600

From: Lewis Sanborne lsanbore[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SAUNIX.SAU.EDU

Subject: Re: Lavatory = ?

I have two distinct recollections. The first from Erie, PA or Toledo, OH

where I attended elementary schools in the 60s and "the lavatory" or "the

lav" was where we were excused to go. Since moving to Davenport, IA in

1990, I've heard/seen the term used in advertisements, TV and print, for

what a do-it-yourselfer would replace in the bathroom for hand washing.

Menards ads come to mind in particular.

Lew Sanborne lsanbore[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]

English and Academic Support

St. Ambrose University

Davenport, IA 52803

319 333-6335