Date: Sun, 3 Dec 1995 20:47:11 EST


Subject: Re: -head

Dennis, obviously no great Packer-backer himself, writes,

I saw the Green Bay Packers play today and heard their fans, them, and

Wisconsonites (Wisconsonians?) in general referred to as 'cheeseheads.'

One of the fans in the stands had a hat shaped like a big wedge of cheese

(apparently a Swiss).

Green Bay Packer fans have been proudly wearing those

cheeseheads (yes, it refers to the large yellow object itself as well to the

wearers, and may well encompass all Wisconsinites--not Wisconsonians or

Wisconsonites--but I think the team itself is not known by that moniker) for

some years now, but it was only last week when the cheesehead performed its

first life-saving mission. A fan was returning home from the game in a

private plane which began losing power, and he propped his cheesehead between

himself and whichever hard object he was to encounter on his speedy way down.

I forget the details, but he swears he'll never leave home without one now.

Larry (wondering if that was really how they invented head cheese)