Posted by nancymc on September 24, 1997 at 01:07:50:
In response to John and Jack, written by Marsha on September 23, 1997 at 21:38:38
] Someone said in response to my first post, that it was possible for John to have called Jane, Joan because he didn't care to get it right. However she calls him Jack. Is it mutual?
] Jack is a diminutive from John (or so it used to be) For example I once read a book about John Barrymore, and his friends called him Jack.
] In Russia, where I was born, diminutives are very common, and as I understand, they used to be so in England.
Later, Rochester calls her Janet. John Kennedy, the American President was called Jack.
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