Date: Mon, 26 Jun 1995 12:15:10 CST From: Joan Hall Subject: Re: Hot as tunket The evidence in the DARE files shows "tunket," as in "hot as tunket," "cold as tunket," "where in tunket," "by tunket," etc. to be a distinctly New England word. W3 says it's probably a euphemism for "tophet." In any case, it substitutes for "hell," "the devil," "tarnation," etc. Joan Hall