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*."
--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)