[Ads-l] Moniker Madness in Old Cordova

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 14 19:31:39 EDT 2019


Kangaroo Jack had a brief career in Hollywood about fifteen years ago.

JL

On Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 7:26 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Folk etymologizing of original "Ergonomic Willie."
>
> JL
>
> On Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 6:46 PM Galen Buttitta <
> satorarepotenetoperarotas3 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> …”Economic Willie”?
>>
>> – Galen Buttitta, Protagonist
>>
>> > On Aug 14, 2019, at 18:07, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >
>> > 1921 Cordova [Alaska] Daily Times (Apr. 16) 6:
>> >
>> > In the following list of names, applied to well known characters of the
>> > early days in the Yukon and in Alaska, old-timers in Cordova will
>> probably
>> > find many familiar soubriquets:
>> >
>> > Tommy the Goat, Jimmy the Wheel, Tommy the Skunk, Swiftwater Bill,
>> Policy
>> > Bob, Sawdust King, Possible Straight Kid, Deal Mike, Slivers, Spider,
>> > Brownie, Dutch Pete, The Big Moose, Little Reader, Weary Willie, Gypsy
>> Joe,
>> > Jimmie Craps, Jack the Ripper, White Sock Willie, Billy the Horse,
>> Nigger
>> > Jim, Bronco Bill, Bunch Grass Bill, Idaho Bill, Kamoka Bill, Windy Bill,
>> > Dead Cinch Bill, Coon Skin Bill, Fatty Bill, Caribou Bill, Cherokee Bob,
>> > Paganini Pete, Bristol Dick, Missouri Dick, Handsome Harry, Long Poke
>> Dan,
>> > Lucky Swede, Swede Sam, Swede Pete, Hoochino Albert, Arkansas Jim,
>> Shorty
>> > Butts, Ring Tail Squealer, Kangaroo Jew, Popcorn Jimmie, Cyclone Hanson,
>> > Dead Eye Dick, Windy Bob, Pie Faced Patsy, Big Mitt Jack, Soapy Foley,
>> > Soapy Smith, Jimmie the Mixer, Trilby Collins, Old Grizzly, Alabama,
>> Twelve
>> > to Two, Fifteen to Two, Johnnie Behind the Deuce, Slaughterhouse Mike,
>> > Windy Rosie, Chill Dick, One -Suspender Johnnie, Society Jim, Jimmie
>> Spare
>> > Ribs, George the Arab, Tom the Turk, Pete the Pig, Fagan the Pig,
>> Hard-Luck
>> > Conley, Arizona Charlie, Policy Fred, Yukon Wonder, Dago Joe, Society
>> Red,
>> > California Red, One-Eyed Riley, Three-Fingered Bob, Windy Jim,
>> Conversation
>> > Clark, Rotten Egg Mike, Hunyadi Water Dave, Austrian Joe, Slim Jim,
>> Cactus
>> > Jim, The Big Native Son, Tommy the Rat, Puddin' Head, Oregon Jew, The
>> Big
>> > Chief, Curly Judd, Walla Walla Smith, Flying Dutchman, One-Armed Jake,
>> Oom
>> > Paul, Honest Mose, Peg-Legged Jack, Bill the Hop Fiend, Boozington
>> Charlie,
>> > Old Bilsy Blingtum, Billy Goat Judge, Hokey Pokey Smith, Senator Walton,
>> > Bill the Packer, Blue Chips Harry, Brevity Burke, Up Against It Bill,
>> Kid
>> > Riley, Bald Face Kid, Malamute Kid, Hobo Kid, Saucy Kid, Single O Kid,
>> Pick
>> > 'Em Up Kid, Savvy Kid, Dago Kid, Pie Face Kid, Moonface Kid, Montana
>> Kid,
>> > Ptarmigan Kid, Pale Face Kid, Crooked Kid, Yellow Kid, Blizzard Kid,
>> > Flowery Kid, Parrot Kid, Butt In Kid, Gi' Me Kid, Curly Kid, Bonanza
>> Kid,
>> > Devil Kid, In and Out Kid, Evaporated Kid, Silent Kid, Clear Kid, Cross
>> > Port Kid, Sheeny Kid, Hungry Kid, Blow Back Kid, Liverpool Kid, French
>> Kid,
>> > El Paso Kid, Information Kid, Nannygoat Kid, Norwegian Kid, Hot Cake
>> Kid,
>> > Skagit Kid, Swiveled Eye Kid, Tripe Faced Kid, Jew Jake, Copper River
>> Kid,
>> > The Senator, Kangaroo Jack, Missouri Bill, Old Sleuth Dick, Shanghai
>> Huber,
>> > Roulette Joe, Economic Willie, Leo the Nonpareil.
>> >
>> > ------------------------------------------------------------------
>> >
>> > Let the punning comments begin.
>> >
>> > JL
>> > --
>> > "If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the
>> truth."
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