Re: RARA-AVIS: Drivers

From: Karin Montin (
Date: 10 Jan 2006

According to Robert L. Chapman, this lunch counter slang comes from grilled American cheese, which you would think would give gac, but that's somehow less appetizing.


At 10:48 AM 10/01/2006 -0500, you wrote:

>I'm familiar with Monterey Jack cheese, and Google tells me it's also known
>as jack cheese, so I guess a jack is more specifically a grilled cheese
>sandwich made with Monterey Jack.
> So these guys on the dust jacket are really hungry, and determined to
>get a jack with french fries no matter what---
>Joy, just finished John Shannon's _Streets on Fire_ and recommending it
>Karin Montin told me I'm not that far out on the curve:
>> Like Joy, I would first think of a jack to raise the car. Jack can mean
>> money, though, so I might make that association. Are you test-driving a
>> cover idea on us?
>And added:
>< Apparently a jack is also a grilled cheese sandwich.

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