Hole lot of words for empty space

The other day I found myself embroiled in an argument that only seems to occur this time of year: Are they called potholes or chuckholes?

(We shall set aside, for the moment, the example of this wintertime road hazard that has taken up residence near my house, the one we affectionately call The Grand Canyon, Destroyer of Automobile Suspensions, Deflater of Tires, Bender of Rims and Rattler of Dental Work.)

Being native to Indiana, I have never known these things as anything but chuckholes. The other person in the argument never heard the term before moving here from Cincinnati and will refer to them only as potholes.

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