A bit of hyperbole on my part in the subject heading of my initial post. i, perhaps incorrectly, assumed you were responding with a bit of jest and so I did the same.
I am from the Vancouver, Canada area and although a descendent (by many generations) of some French Canadian heritage, my first language is English. Although not commonly referred to as bathing, at least in my circles, I will agree with you that bathing can include showering, if one accepts a rather broad definition. Thanks for setting me straight