Date: Thu, 16 Feb 1995 10:50:01 -0500

From: Leo Horishny Leo_Horishny[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]POL.COM

Subject: Re: jakes

I don't have any citations, but I would be willing to imagine jakes started

out as another slang

reference to John.

Isn't Jake a nickname for John? or is it a nickname for James?

For that matter, if the term john is younger than jakes, then this whole baby

is out with the privy water ;-)

leo_horishny[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]