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Friday, September 28, 2007

Final thought

As most of you know I am on an airplane at least 2 times weekly. there has been something nagging at me lately and No one can answer me. WITHOUT googling the answer........................WHY is the bathroom on an airplane called a Lavatory? Post your thoughts! I know, I know, but it is this shit that keeps me up at night! :-)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Because the lavatory only contains and toilet and a sink, not a bathtub. Bathrooms are for taking baths. They could also call it the shitter, but lavatory sounds better.

The Stephens said...

OK - so I see this is going to be a VERY good conversation. So why not, potty, restroom, pooper, etc. What the hell is a lavatory?

Anonymous said...

Lavatory
The term lavatory, abbreviated in slang to lav, derives from the Latin lavātōrium, which in turn comes from Latin lavāre, to wash. It used to refer to a vessel for washing, such as a sink/wash basin, and thus came to mean a room with washing vessels. Since these rooms often also contain toilets, the meaning evolved into its current one, namely the polite and formal euphemism for a toilet and the room containing it. Lavatory is the common signage for toilets on commercial airlines around the world.

They just want to be special.

Anonymous said...

How on earth do you have time to think?????? You amaze me, woman!!!!

Love,
G'ma

Nita said...

Wow!! It makes me know more about "Lavatory" hahaha ^_<