Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 09:32:08 -0600 From: Lewis Sanborne Subject: Re: Lavatory = ? I have two distinct recollections. The first from Erie, PA or Toledo, OH where I attended elementary schools in the 60s and "the lavatory" or "the lav" was where we were excused to go. Since moving to Davenport, IA in 1990, I've heard/seen the term used in advertisements, TV and print, for what a do-it-yourselfer would replace in the bathroom for hand washing. Menards ads come to mind in particular. Lew Sanborne English and Academic Support St. Ambrose University Davenport, IA 52803 319 333-6335