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]pol.com