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Subject: The nickname Jack in the UK has absolutely no connection with Jacques...
Author: La Merriment   (guest, 193.61.213.130)
Date: August 5, 2003 at 2:48:20 AM
Reply to: Re: the nickname Jack by Satu
and John, Johan and Jehan (Jan) are all perfectly good Medieval English forms of John - there's no need to refer to Friesian or Low German for the use of the diminutive in England. And all the js in the UK are pronounced like j. Jock for Jonkin/Jockin is the Scottish form.

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