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Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Saturday 13th July 2024
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John Hancock (noun) jon-HAN-kok


If he tells you anything, don't worry because he ain't put down his John Hancock before a notary.

William MacLeod Raine, The Yukon Trail. Amazon

After he got through filling the Blank Spaces with his John Hancock ...

George Ade, People You Know. Amazon

Bertram!'' she thundered, and my spine turned to blancmange. I took the proffered pen. But as I was about to affix my John Hancock, Jeeves reappeared.

Tony Hendra (in P G Wodehouse style), The New York Times, 23 February 1997.

If, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for the leader of our country to undergo a hemorrhoidectomy, I would like to be the first to put my John Hancock on a petition to the media that they spare us the medically explicit details, the graphic illustrations and the life-size plastic models of the body parts (and their biological functions) involved in the surgery.

Esther Klein (letter to the editor), The New York Times, (published) 22 January 1987. New York Times

Now a memorabilia company called Upper Deck is putting miniature camera technology inside its pens to prove to customers that, yes, Tiger Woods did put his John Hancock on those photographs.

Lisa Guernsey, The New York Times, 3 January 2002. New York Times

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