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Misprint of The Shining.....

Discussion in 'The Shining' started by Obelisk, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. Obelisk

    Obelisk New Member

    I have a misprint of the book and wanted to know if it was all the books printed by Signet or just a few
     
  2. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    Welcome Obelisk!
     
  3. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Peripherally known member..

    Welcome!Misprinted how,a few words,the whole book,what..have you googled it?
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  4. Obelisk

    Obelisk New Member

    i have looked and have found nothing. i could be wrong but in the beginning of the book it has (Jack) as John Torrance even his wife calls him John.
     
  5. Dana Jean

    Dana Jean Dirty Pirate Hooker Moderator

    President John Kennedy was called Jack. Apparently it is a nickname for John.
     
  6. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    Welcome! :watermelon:

    What exactly do you mean by "misprint?" There is at least one typo in just about every book printed.
     
  7. champ1966

    champ1966 Well-Known Member

    Jake Chambers' real name is John.
     
  8. champ1966

    champ1966 Well-Known Member

    John Daniel Edward Torrance "Jack"
     
  9. champ1966

    champ1966 Well-Known Member

    "Here's Johnny!!!"
     

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  10. Obelisk

    Obelisk New Member

    yeah no i did some more digging and most of my book is fine and thank you for letting me know his name
     
  11. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Peripherally known member..

    Yes,Jack is a common nickname for those named John..
     
  12. Obelisk

    Obelisk New Member

    news to me and i have family that are named john never knew
     
  13. champ1966

    champ1966 Well-Known Member

    Also Jack is representing John's alter ego.
     
  14. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...."Jack" Middle English, indirect diminutive of "John"....Normans added -kin when they wanted to make a diminutive. And Jen was their way of saying John. So little John became Jenkin and time turned that into Jakin, which ultimately became Jack.
     
  15. carrie's younger brother

    carrie's younger brother Well-Known Member

    On top of everything else you are (nurse, friend, husband, dad, big guy, good guy, resident funny guy, cookie lover) now you're a perfesser type! Ye gods! ;;D
     
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  16. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Aw, don't encourage him......:facepalm_smiley:
    =D
     
  17. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Peripherally known member..

    yes,just as Bill is short for William,Harry for Harold,and Gnt for GNTLGNT.. ;)
     
  18. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ...you shaddap.....:D
     
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  19. GNTLGNT

    GNTLGNT The idiot is IN

    ....he am fart smeller....errrr, smart feller......
     
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  20. mjs9153

    mjs9153 Peripherally known member..

    ha,my dad used to use that phrase too..he loved making us laugh.. ;)
     
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