Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 12:30:08 -0600 From: Natalie Maynor Subject: Re: Lavatory = ? > 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 I don't think these terms were regional. I'm saying that based on a funny moment at a departmental meeting several years ago. (Our department is made up of people from all over the US.) I can't remember now exactly what we were discussing, but I think we were annoyed about something or somebody outside of the department. We decided there were two possible courses of action, labeled number #1 and #2 by somebody at the meeting. After a bit more discussion, a rather "lady-like" person spoke up with a slightly exasperated tone, saying "Well, *I* think we should just *do number 2*." Laughter erupted. --Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]