Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 15:24:57 -0500

From: Ron Butters RonButters[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]AOL.COM

Subject: Re: Trouble Hunters on WHEELS

Someone writes (of the arachaic slang expression WHEEL 'bicycle')

This might be a loan translation of

German Rad 'wheel,' probably used in

German-speaking Iowa a century ago

just as it's still used today in

Germany for 'bicycle.'

Maybe. But my WHEEL 'bicycle' ancestors were not German, nor were the

resident in German communities. Nor do Farmer and Henley localize it to Iowa.

**********I wonder if DARE has any info on this?*********

**********If not, maybe RDS has something in its files that JS can tell us

about when he returns from his honeymoon?*********