What is meant by Be right back jack
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Well is anything supposed to be meant by this or nothing?
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Posted 6/3/13
sounds like a variation of "Be right back"
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Posted 6/3/13 , edited 6/3/13

kakashi2k7 wrote:

Well is anything supposed to be meant by this or nothing?


The "Jack" is added to "be right back" because:

- it rhymes with "back".
- "Jack", informally, can refer to "a person" of any sort which means it's ambiguous in this context.

It's just a play on words basically. It has kind of an iambic pentameter feel to it, but it doesn't mean anything other than, "Here, hold my beer. I'll be right back."

FYI: The General Help/Advice Thread [http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-1099/the-general-helpadvice-thread]
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Hairbelly wrote:


kakashi2k7 wrote:

Well is anything supposed to be meant by this or nothing?


The "Jack" is added to "be right back" because:

- it rhymes with "back".
- "Jack", informally, can refer to "a person" of any sort which means it's ambiguous in this context.

It's just a play on words basically. It has kind of an iambic pentameter feel to it.

FYI: The General Help/Advice Thread [http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-1099/the-general-helpadvice-thread]


okay thank you.
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English people also call people jack as a general nickname. Even if there name has nothing to do with jack. Because jack is a common name.
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All work and no play makes jack a dull boy.
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Hairbelly got it correct. Locked.
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