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Sanmayce
Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 6:25:55 PM

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Just heard a song thrown as an ad into a podcast on YouTube, it is called The Rumjacks - Saints Preserve Us (Official Music Video).

Have no clue what the band's name means? Any clues :P


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palapaguy
Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 7:07:23 PM

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Sanmayce wrote:
Just heard a song thrown as an ad into a podcast on YouTube, it is called The Rumjacks - Saints Preserve Us (Official Music Video).

Have no clue what the band's name means? Any clues :P

Names don't have to have meanings. They're often arbitrary and whimsical, as in this case.
Sanmayce
Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 7:17:03 PM

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Grmbl, don't like that.
Looking up 'jack' on TFD saw:

jack (dʒæk)
n
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a short sleeveless coat of armour of the Middle Ages, consisting usually of a canvas base with metal plates
2. (Brewing) archaic a drinking vessel, often of leather

It could be 'rumvessels', thinking twice, it seems to me they want to suggest they are vessels for rum, no?

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Romany
Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 8:30:29 PM
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I liked the song - but then I learnt that the lead singer is in jail for domestic violence. So what I took for deliberately ironic-type lyrics took on a more sinister turn. Don't think I'll be adding them to my playlist after all.
NKM
Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 9:29:05 PM

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The word "jack" has dozens of meanings, many of which are very common. I have no idea which meaning (if any) might be applicable here.

And, as palapaguy says, bands' names are often whimsical, imaginative and/or meaningless.

Sarrriesfan
Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 6:34:33 AM

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Sanmayce wrote:
Grmbl, don't like that.
Looking up 'jack' on TFD saw:

jack (dʒæk)
n
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a short sleeveless coat of armour of the Middle Ages, consisting usually of a canvas base with metal plates
2. (Brewing) archaic a drinking vessel, often of leather

It could be 'rumvessels', thinking twice, it seems to me they want to suggest they are vessels for rum, no?


You are probably correct Sanmayce, leather jacks are a the of drinking vessel used the past, I have friends that are medieval reinactors that own several.

I am fairly sure that in the popular Pirates of the Carribean film series Captain Jack Sparrow use a jack to drink rum from at some point.


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Sanmayce
Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 7:31:53 AM

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Thank you Sarrriesfan, whenever the word 'rum' appears I am all alert, have some strange appreciation for the sailors' drink-of-choice.
These guys are too good at wording to not consider their name having specific ... genesis.
To clarify the topic, I asked The Rumjacks themselves:
https://twitter.com/Sanmayce/status/1044896126435028998


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