Date: Thu, 30 Nov 1995 21:27:29 -0500
From: Stephen lwyrnluv[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]IGC.NET
Subject: Re: -head
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,
When I was growing up, we referred to people who worked at IBM as
"zipperheads" i think because they all carried briefcases to work which
they zipped and unzipped..