Date: Thu, 22 Jun 1995 22:23:00 EDT
From: Larry Horn LHORN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]YALEVM.CIS.YALE.EDU
Subject: Hot as...: a late entry
While the derivation from Tophet is quite compelling, consider the following
possibly related datum (conveyed by Barbara Abbott of Michigan State U.):
My mother always said "Hot as tunkit". But she never told us what tunkit
was, or how hot it was. Or how to spell it either. She grew up in
anyone for tunkit?