Date: Mon, 20 Mar 1995 09:50:23 -0500

From: Leo Horishny Leo_Horishny[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]POL.COM

Subject: Re: Chuck/Potholes

Well, let's see now...I started hearing chuck hole later on in life. From the

perspective of Reno in the 60's/70's, I first heard pothole. Didn't hear

chuckhole until later on, but can't say where first. Here in Cincinnati, I

most often hear pothole.

My wife said she remembers hearing tank trap from someone in the '50's in the

NW! We've never heard of chug hole. As for the derivation, my first thought

was that the referent was the material that was "chucked" out of the ground.

I've heard all 3 hellbent for... destinations. The one I associate most with

this phrase, though, is the hellbent for leather one. I was very surprised to

hear the responses from people who hadn't this one yet.

I must have had a more colorful background than some! VBG

leo_horishny[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]