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Thread #126347 Message #2863565
Posted By: Gibb Sahib
13-Mar-10 - 03:43 PM
Thread Name: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
Subject: RE: From SF to Sydney - 1853 Shanties Sung?
Apparently it is thought by some that "hoosier" (well, the Indiana/Kentucky reference) comes from "hoojin." So maybe my guess at "hoosier john" (i.e instead of hooker john) wasn't so far off!