Date: Thu, 16 Feb 1995 10:06:46 -0800
From: Peter McGraw pmcgraw[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CALVIN.LINFIELD.EDU
Subject: Re: jakes
On Thu, 16 Feb 1995, Leo Horishny wrote:
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]pol.com
I assume Jake is a nickname for James rather than John, since, for
example, churches named Sankt Jakob in German, Sv. Jakub in Czech, etc.,
translate to St. James in English.