They’re Seemingly Everywhere, But Why Are They Called POTHOLES?
Inclement weather and fluctuating temperatures often lead to potholes big enough to be called foxholes - especially during severe Winter months. But why are they called potholes?
It has nothing at all to do with Willie Nelson or Snoop Dogg. "Potholes" were so named because in a bygone era potters, desperate for raw materials for making clay pots, dug deep holes in roads to reach rich clay deposits underneath. Teamsters driving wagons and coaches over these roads were well aware of the cause of the annoying craters and began calling them potholes, and the rest is history. To this day, they jar us and throw our cars out of alignment, and make us say bad words.