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Old 11-24-2012, 10:07 AM   #166
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:41 PM   #167
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And I've never understood getting 'Jack' from 'John' anyway, it's not shorter, it's not easier to say, so, WTF?!
Jack is a cool name.
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:47 PM   #168
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Jack is a cool name.
Yeah?

I don't think you know Jack! :-)
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:55 PM   #169
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Derived from Jackin (earlier Jankin), a medieval diminutive of JOHN. It is often regarded as an independent name. During the Middle Ages it was very common, and it became a slang word meaning "man". It was frequently used in fairy tales and nursery rhymes, such as 'Jack and the Beanstalk', 'Little Jack Horner', and 'Jack Sprat'
Makes more sense as a diminutive if you consider 'Johannes' for John and 'Jankin' for Jack.


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Old 11-24-2012, 07:23 PM   #170
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Yeah?

I don't think you know Jack! :-)
You could be right...I don't think I know anyone named Jack.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:03 AM   #171
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One of my great-nephews is called Jack.
I'll introduce you.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:09 PM   #172
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I would love to meet him. I'm sure he's a cool kid, if he's your nephew.
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Old 12-01-2012, 10:37 AM   #173
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Old 12-03-2012, 05:57 PM   #174
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I'm pleased to see no entry on either list matching my children's names.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:44 PM   #175
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Dave Brubeck. RIP.

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/n...,5143972.story




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Old 12-05-2012, 03:14 PM   #176
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I'm pleased to see no entry on either list matching my children's names.
Both my Great-Nephs' names are on there.
Knew she shoulda gone with Oscar and Felix.

Or Diz.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:28 PM   #177
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But then everyone wold think he was named after Dizzy rascal
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:29 PM   #179
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.. and Oscar Neimeyer
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:47 AM   #180
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Gerry Anderson, Thunderbirds creator, dies.


I didn't realize Trey Parker and Matt Stone were doing a riff on Anderson's Thunderbirds Series in Team America.
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