flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Thu Sep 27 00:26:40 UTC 2001
I saw signs about not putting on "jake brakes" as I approached the Indiana
Dunes lakeshore this summer, but I can't recall the meaning: Are they the
puff-noisy screech brakes big trucks use?
At 07:35 PM 9/26/01 -0400, you wrote:
>Anyone have a quick take on the derivation
>of "jackleg"...or the variant I sometimes hear,
>And any connection to the "jake brakes"
>posted as prohibited in almost every town in
>western Kansas on this summer's trip ?
> Steve Hicks
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