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John Hancock

Posted by Phil on July 16, 2003

I was in a pub the other day when I was required to sign a receipt for my food. The barman asked me to put my 'John Hancock' on the dotted line. I'd never heard this as an expression for a signature before and was wondering whether anyone knew where it came from?

Cheers.