Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 07:01:04 -0600 From: Natalie Maynor Subject: Re: Lavatory = ? > 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. After sending my posting earlier saying that "lavatory" is much more common than "bathroom sink," I started thinking that maybe that's no longer true -- that maybe it's an age thing and that younger people say "bathroom sink" more often. Having never thought much about it before, all I can say for sure is that I, a 53-year-old native Mississippian, have always said "lavatory" for the bathroom fixture and "sink" for the same fixture in the kitchen and that I've heard "bathroom sink" but never "kitchen lavatory." --Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]