Date: Mon, 26 Jun 1995 14:39:45 EDT From: Larry Horn Subject: Re: Hot as tunket Thanks, Joan. I should reassure DARE and other interested parties that the source of the datum I cited ("hot as tunket") may have been originally from the midwest, but she later lived in Old Greenwich, CT, so it's quite likely she picked the tunket up there. (Right next to the junket, no doubt.) Larry ----------------------------Original message---------------------------- 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