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bilby commented on the word jack tar
Don't quite fit. Hmmm.
October 21, 2011
sionnach commented on the word jack tar
Well, there's who are these people . Or did you mean my Tom, Dick and Harry list?
Makes me wonder if we have a list of phrases that refer to a specific nobody, e.g. Jack the lad, heavens to Betsy, etc.
A sailor.From phrases.org.uk: "sailors coated their clothes and the ropes of their ships to make them weatherproof. They even smeared their hair and beards to avoid stray wisps getting caught in the rigging. What better name for sailors than Jack Tar?"