Date: Thu, 6 Nov 1997 11:39:51 -0500 From: "MELISSA S. SMITH" Subject: Re: new subject I think that "hell fire" is self explanitory. It's just an expression that describes just how bad something is. How better to do this then to compare it to Hell's fire? I've heard this for years. My grandparents said this constantly. Melissa S. Smith mssmit01[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] On Thu, 6 Nov 1997, STEVE ALLEN NOLDEN wrote: > Has anyone ever figured out the origin of the phrase "hell fire?" As > used by Jeff Foxworthy. >