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  • #16
    Originally posted by noonar View Post
    Doesnt Jake also mean - OK, satisfactory, all good, no problem, etc? Is that the intent of the naming? Just wondering.
    In the US by one definition jake is slang for fine or excellent dating to the start of World War I. Dating from the 1850s Jake has been used as the typical name for a 'rustic lout' (Think Bubba and redneck.). Jakey is still in use today as a derogatory term in the Pennsylvania Dutch country by some non-Amish when referring an Amishman. The term jake/jakey/jaked (A mispronunciation/misapplication of jacked perhaps?) is also a slang term for bad/displeasing/broken.


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    • #17
      Originally posted by Javaphile View Post
      In the US by one definition jake is slang for fine or excellent dating to the start of World War
      Similar in Oz JP, Jake is used to indicate all is good/OK, as in (she'll be Jake mate.) Not used much nowadays, common in the 50's and 60's, particularly in the bush.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Yelta View Post

        Similar in Oz JP, Jake is used to indicate all is good/OK, as in (she'll be Jake mate.) Not used much nowadays, common in the 50's and 60's, particularly in the bush.
        I've never heard that use of the work before, but makes sense. Maybe Rolf Harris put an end to that employment of the word.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Barry O'Speedwagon View Post

          Maybe Rolf Harris put an end to that employment of the word.
          Perhaps so, he put an end to a lot of things, including his freedom.

          As far as the quote goes, have a look at this link.?
          https://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poe...e-jake-0326007

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Yelta View Post

            Perhaps so, he put an end to a lot of things, including his freedom.

            As far as the quote goes, have a look at this link.?
            https://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poe...e-jake-0326007
            Sheesh. I met the bloke who wrote that. I'm quite surprised that the term isn't familiar to me...I spent plenty of time in environments where you'd expect it.

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            • Yelta
              Yelta commented
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              Perhaps its an age thing Barry, reckon I've got a good few years on most members here.

              Should have also included the 40's in my post.
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