Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 10:13:06 -0700
From: Kat Rose Kat.Rose[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SPOT.COLORADO.EDU
Things may be changing in Davenport, Iowa. I grew up (about 30 years ago)
across the river, in Rock Island, and we used "sink" for the basin and
"bathroom" for the room. A my-age cousin is a do-it-yourselfer in
Davenport, and he still says "sink." "Lavatory" was used for the room in
more formal situations--principal or visitors in the classroom, unfamiliar
adult relatives in the room, public places...