Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 12:30:08 -0600

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

Subject: Re: Lavatory = ?

The euphemisms we learned as children for excretory acts were "NUMBER 1" and

"NUMBER 2." I leave it to those of you who learned other terms to guess

I don't think these terms were regional. I'm saying that based on a funny

moment at a departmental meeting several years ago. (Our department is

made up of people from all over the US.) I can't remember now exactly what

we were discussing, but I think we were annoyed about something or somebody

outside of the department. We decided there were two possible courses of

action, labeled number #1 and #2 by somebody at the meeting. After a

bit more discussion, a rather "lady-like" person spoke up with a slightly

exasperated tone, saying "Well, *I* think we should just *do number 2*."

Laughter erupted.

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]