Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 07:40:39 EST From: Robin Garr <76702.764[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]COMPUSERVE.COM> Subject: Re: Lavatory = ? I'm viewing this discussion bemusedly from Louisville in the Ohio Valley, where "lavatory" is occasionally heard as a euphemism for the entire room containing the porcelain fixtures, and where "basin" is rarely heard at all. We call the thing "the sink," occasionally modified with an adjective to denote what room it's in: "bathroom sink" or "kitchen sink." I would have assumed this is a Southern thing, but maybe it's Midwestern; we're sort of on the linguistic cusp here.