Date: Sun, 3 Dec 1995 20:47:11 EST From: Larry Horn 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)