Date: Tue, 7 Jan 1997 19:28:36 -0600
From: Greg Pulliam gpulliam[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CHARLIE.CNS.IIT.EDU
Anybody heard the term _hoopty/ie_ for a old, barely-running car? What a
lot of us used to call a "heap"?
The term _hoopty_ is apparently a Chicago-area street term, attested to by
my 6th grader. I'm curious as to whether it might be etymologically
related to _heap_.
Gregory J. Pulliam
Illinois Institute of Technology
Lewis Department of Humanities
Chicago, IL 60616
gpulliam[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]charlie.cns.iit.edu