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January 12, 2002
The word “bathroom” has lost its old sense since the bath now shares only its name and one section of the room for which its name was affixed to. Granted, the sink itself performs its bathing duty with that of the bath but its purpose has been for lesser cleansing than that of both bath and shower. The bathroom is not just for bathing. We have used synonyms like lavatory, men’s and women’s rooms, and even the powder room to detract from the lack of a bath in public bathrooms but still we excuse ourselves “to go to the bathroom.”