Date: Wed, 29 Nov 1995 16:34:56 -0500 From: Bob Haas 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. Bob 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 > 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 >