Date: Wed, 29 Nov 1995 16:34:56 -0500
From: Bob Haas rahaas[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]HAMLET.UNCG.EDU
Subject: Re: -head
I believe a gearhead is a person who's into fixing engines, cars, hot
rodding, etc. One doesn't hear it much anymore.
On Wed, 29 Nov 1995, Winfield, Laurie wrote:
I heard someone describe someone else as a gearhead, in 1980-81 in Chicago.
No idea as to meaning.
From: American Dialect Society
To: Multiple recipients of list ADS
Date: Wednesday, November 29, 1995 2:46PM
I'm interested in compiling a set of terms using -head as the second element
of a compound, e.g dickhead, egghead, pothead, acidhead, and here in the
upper midwest, cheesehead. I'm interested in both the terms and the
you've heard it used and where you've heard it.
You can send them to the list, or to me at
humpulliam[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]minna.acc.iit.edu
Thanks in advance,