Posted by ESC on July 19, 2006
In Reply to: Phrases that use names posted by Christopher on July 19, 2006
: I'm looking for phrases that use names. For instance, "You don't know Jack" "Johnny One Better" etc. Favorites?
"...from the 1920s through the 1940s 'Joe' began to rival 'John' as the popular name for any typical guy. ('Joe Zilch' was a 1920s term, 'Joe College' and 'Joe Blow' are from the 1930s, and 'a good Joe,' 'an ordinary Joe,' and 'Joe Doakes' reached their peak popularity in the 1940s.)." From "I Hear America Talking" by Stuart Berg Flexner (Von Nostrand Reinhold Co., New York, 1976).