Date: Thu, 30 Nov 1995 08:45:44 -0500 From: Molly Dickmeyer Subject: Re: Merc? -Reply Tom: I was visiting a friend in Northeast Philly recently, sitting on a stoop and enjoying some late warm weather, and I heard a mother next door calling for her daughter, "Portia." I thought, how lovely, in this disadvantaged neighborhood, to hear a Shakespearean name. My friend laughed at me and corrected me (called me a blockhead in fact, but that's another thread)--the girl's name was "Porsche". I was crushed. Now, about the -head list: >From my not so distant youth in south central PA (PA Dutch land), allow me to contribute muttonhead, picklehead, and dumbdumbhead. Molly dickmeye[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]