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]saunix.sau.edu
English and Academic Support
St. Ambrose University
Davenport, IA 52803