End of ADS-L Digest - 25 Mar 1996 to 26 Mar 1996 ************************************************ There are 10 messages totalling 242 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Thanks for the lavatory (3) 2. Lavatory = ? (5) 3. lavatory 4. American Speech 70.4 Winter 1995 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 26 Mar 1996 22:57:19 -0700 From: Rudy Troike Subject: Thanks for the lavatory Thanks for all the input re "lavatory" -- I'll pass it along to my colleague; several responses confirmed my recollection of the school term. Probably some terms get distributed about via the educational profession network that may override regional native usages. My mother, by the way, still prefers "commode" as a euphemism for "toilet". The "No. 1/2" terms I first learned from reading an article about St. Thomas in the Caribbean, where fresh water is scarce, and people in hotels were advised with a note posted in the bathroom: "In this island of the sun, don't flush after Number 1." Rudy --Rudy Troike (rtroike[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ccit.arizona.edu)