Wednesday, April 22, 2009

On our Jack

There's only a small and exclusive band of people who've had their names adopted as cockney rhyming slang. Former trade union leader Jack Jones, who died yesterday at the age of 96, was a member of this elite group.

Now that he's gone, we're truly on our Jack Jones.

1 comment:

  1. Since posting about Jack Jones, I've discovered that this particular piece of slang may predate the veteran union leader and relate to a now-forgotten character from a music hall or variety song. Just goes to show that even Washed and Ready to Eat can get things wrong sometimes. Apologies to my loyal readers. PW