Date: Mon, 4 Dec 1995 12:12:28 -0700 From: Laurie M Bowman Subject: Re: -head Continuing the -head discussion...Donald Larmouth wrote: > I'll add "bubblehead" to the list of -head words. However, a bubblehead is not > a person He then goes on to discuss "bubblehead" as some kind of fishing lure (sorry if I'm not using the correct terminology, I don't know anything about fishing!). I disagree, though, with his statement that a "bubblehead" isn't used to describe a person. I know I've heard it used in this context before. As an example: in "Dirty Laundry" by Don Henley (or was it Glenn Frey -- I always mix up those ex-Eagles), he sings about the "bubbleheaded bleached blonde" on the news, doesn't he? I suppose in this context it's adjectival, but take my word for it, I've heard it used as a noun, at least in the St. Louis, Missouri area. It means roughly the same as "airhead". Laurie Bowman Department of Linguistics University of Arizona, Tucson bowman[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]