Date: Wed, 29 Nov 1995 15:04:54 -0500 From: "Winfield, Laurie" 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 Subject: -head 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 earliest 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] Thanks in advance, Greg Pulliam Chicago