Date: Sun, 19 Mar 1995 00:28:14 CST From: "Donald M. Lance" Subject: Re: Chuck/Potholes DARE found 'chughole' to be a South Midland term (see their map*), but apparently no regionality was found for 'chuckhole'. I suspect that 'pothole' is the "standard" for tv etc, as that's what I hear. These terms have been discussed in some source I used in my dialect class, I think. And there's the folk speculation that chuckholes are caused by woodchucks (preumably in fields). I've always free-associated 'chughole' with chugging through them in a car with weak springs. DARE says "uncert" of the origin of 'chuckhole'. *map: 'chughole' in KY, TN, TX and just over the line in IN and OK. DMLance