Jacksy
Posted: 03 May 2007 11:52 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Anyone know the origin of this British word meaning rectum?

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Posted: 04 May 2007 02:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I have no idea but it does strike me that Dick, Jack, and Fanny used to pal around together in the old days, perhaps looking for a fourth for a rubber in bridge or a game of gin. Patsy (Pat McCann) would tag along sometimes, though cruelly she was made the butt of certain jokes and became victim to the others’ conniving, cheating ways for she was too simple. Ophelia Pratt took over for a while but, however beautiful and tragic, she fell flat too often. Regina Aurora always presented herself as that unobtainable object of desire.

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Posted: 04 May 2007 02:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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As OED’s first cite reveals, it was originally jacksy-pardy. On the etymology though, it is silent.

1896 FARMER & HENLEY Slang IV. 33/1 Jacksy-pardy, the posteriors.

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Posted: 05 May 2007 09:16 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Jacques is an old English word for latrine - I wonder if there is any connection?

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