Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 15:24:57 -0500 From: Ron Butters 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?*********