Date: Tue, 5 Sep 1995 15:31:32 EDT
From: Shani Walker s.walker[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSUACAD.MOREHEAD-ST.EDU
Subject: Re: pothouse
Pothouse is entered in W3 with the meaning "alehouse, tavern". The
similar-sounding word for an outhouse is "boghouse".
In Scotland, I heard referred to just as "bog".... kind of a
nice place to be after visiting the pothouses (according to W3's
definition) too much.
I think the defintion depands upon the person perceiving the phrase
"pot-house". For instance, if you are form a small town or community, you
may take the defintion given to you by Webster. However, if you are from
a big city, then you may see the phrase "pot-house" under negative
connotations, such as a place where persons who engage in illegal smoking
activity go, and hang-out. It all depends upon the perceiver.