Date: Mon, 20 Mar 1995 09:50:23 -0500 From: Leo Horishny 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! leo_horishny[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Rowrbazzle!