Date: Thu, 16 Feb 1995 10:06:46 -0800 From: Peter McGraw 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] > Rowrbazzle! > 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. Peter McGraw