Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 10:11:59 -0500 From: Tom Creswell Subject: Re: Lavatory = ? -- [ From: Tom Creswell * EMC.Ver #2.5.02 ] -- I am surprised to learn that none of those responding to this thread use the terms I have usd all my life. Born in 1920 and raised on south side Chicago , for me, the hands and face washing utility in what we always called the BATHROOMis a WASHBOWL. The dishwashing utility in the kitchen usually was referred to simply as the SINK, the context usually making clear that it was the facility in the kitchen--"Put the dishes in the sink, when you're finished." But we also had the idiom "Threw everything in but the kitchen sink."Downstairs in the basement was a LAUNDRY TUB. 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 which act each refers to. In the Catholic boys school I attended, we asked permission to "Leave the room," If permission was granted we went to the "boys bathroom .": Tom Creswell