Date: Tue, 25 Oct 1994 17:45:14 -0700 From: THOMAS CLARK Subject: Re: P.S. re Offending Idioms On Tue, 25 Oct 1994, Steve Harris wrote: (snip) My college roommate, who grew up in Tennessee, had a childhood pal > who: > > "attached a 'nigger knob' to his bicycle handlebar". > > Referring to the little hand knob that some people attach to their > car steering wheel. In Montana, we called those round swivels affixed to the steering wheel "love handles." That was on the steering wheel so you could keep your right arm across the back of the seat, in case there might be a young woman in that place. tlc[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]