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Re: Sign Your John Henry

Posted by ESC on August 08, 2001

In Reply to: Sign Your John Henry posted by Tana on August 08, 2001

: I have heard of the phrase sign your John Hancock
: And this is in reference to the way he signed in big and bold letters
: But I also have heard of sign your John Henry is this in reference to
: John Henry being a very big man and hero?
: Can you help?

I think "John Henry" as a phrase meaning signature is simply a mistake. People get their Johns mixed up. But I'll check further and see if there's more to it than that.