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Whats Up With The Word..."JACK" ?

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posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 11:23 AM
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jack, jacks, jackie, car jack, hi jack, lo jack, pallet jack, jack frost, jack rabbit, jack of all trades, jackal, jack pot, jack hammer, jacket, jack knife, jackson, jack o lantern, jack ass, jack be nimble, lumber jack, cracker jack, jack of hearts...it goes on and on and on...whats up with the word...jack?...theres no other name/word that comes close to the multiple uses of this word...why and how does one word have so many different meanings?




posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 11:30 AM
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I don't know, but I suuuuuure do love it



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 11:34 AM
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reply to post by blocula
 

Pot
You forgot, "pot" .
Oh, and " off ".
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edit on 6-8-2011 by TerryMcGuire because: Punctuation.



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 11:37 AM
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actually many of these merely have 'jack' in them.

for example 75 words have 'say' in them.

hope that helps you.



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 04:12 PM
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ya its crazy, check this out, its 132 words containing the word jack... www.morewords.com...



posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 10:25 PM
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Originally posted by gunshooter
ya its crazy, check this out, its 132 words containing the word jack... www.morewords.com...
thanx for the info...the twenty or so examples i thought of were off the top of my head,i didnt realize there were "that" many!



posted on Nov, 16 2011 @ 08:48 AM
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jack comes from a french name : jacques. this name was first used as an occupational adjective, like "Smith".
it meant general 'support'. those refered to as 'jacques's were sort of freelance handyman types.

hence the proliferation: 'jack of all trades' = jacques, but also were used on objects: a general support device is called a 'jack'.

good thing
good name
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posted on Nov, 16 2011 @ 09:49 AM
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I surprised that we did'nt name our planet...Jack...



posted on Nov, 16 2011 @ 02:38 PM
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I work with a guy named Jack...Really great guy. He really is a Jack-of-all trades, within his realm of responsibility.
My big problem is the big vacation calendar.
Written in big red letters for each employee:

Kelly off
Joe off
Pete off
Jack...well you can see where I am going with this.



posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 12:38 PM
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Jack And Jill...Jack And The Beanstalk...Little Jack Horner...Jack Be Nimble...Flap Jack...Pallet Jack...Car Jack...Hi Jack...Lo Jack...Jack O Lantern...Jackal...Jack In The Box...Jack Of Hearts...Jack The Ripper... Springheel Jack...Jack...Jackie...Jackson...Jack Frost...Jack Rabbit...Jack Of All Trades...Jack Pot...Jack Hammer...Jacket...Yellow Jacket...Jack Knife...Jack Ass...Lumber Jack...Cracker Jack...It goes on and on and on...Whats up with the word...Jack?...No other word is used for so many different things and once being used as an occupational term like Smith isnt cutting it for me,theres way too many types of things here that Jack is being used to describe that go beyond occupations...
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posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 02:26 PM
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I don't know jack about the origins of it but, personally, I love it! I'm not seeing the problem here.

edit on 24/11/2011 by kosmicjack because: (no reason given)




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