Tuesday, May 5, 2009

What's the origin of the word hijack?


During Prohibition, the taking of trucks full of illegal liquor became commonplace. When it happened, a gunman would say, "High, Jack", to indicate how the driver should raise his hands.

2 comments:

Practically Perfect... said...

Hmmm, interesting fact

He And Me + 3 said...

Really? Who would have thought? Not me.