Date: Mon, 25 Mar 1996 21:48:32 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Lavatory = ? Ignore this if it has come up before, but one of my colleagues, from N. Alabama, notes that the bathroom fixture he washed his hands in was a , but his wife (from NYC), for whom this is a , has (hissy?) fits when he calls it a lavatory. I think I originally learned as fancy euphemism for "bathroom", but my recollections are too dim to be sure, though I do recall some confusion over what the term exactly denoted. Does DARE find a regional difference here, or a chronological one? Rudy --Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]