Date: Fri, 17 Feb 1995 14:19:11 -0500

From: "Cathy C. Bodin" cbodin[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSMARY.EDU

Subject: Re: jakes

"Jakes" from French "Jacques" is logical, and the English nickname

"Jack" is obviously derived from French "Jacques." Now, can anyone

tell me why "Jack" is a nickname in English for "John" rather than

for "James," its translation from the French? Just wondering...

Cathy Bodin