What is the etymology of Johnny on the spot?
The Dictionary of American Slang says it's been around since about 1895 but gives no further explanation of its origin. The name John and its relatives (Jacques, Jack, Johnny . . . ) turn up in many phrases to mean an unspecified male, as in John Doe. JOHNNIE -- "Johnnie meant fellow, chap in English by the 17th century and a man-about-town in the 1880s. 'Johnny-Come-Lately' was in use in America by the 1830s. 'Johnny-on-the-spot' by the 1890s and 'stage-door Johnny' by 1912.'" From "John and Mary:Common First Names," a chapter in "Listening to America" by Stuart Berg Flexner (Simon and Schuster, New York, 1982). Johnny-on-the-spot is a noun that means "an unusually alert fellow who is capable of decisive action, seizing an opportunity, etc. Also (obs.) 'Johnny-on-the-job.' 1896 Ade 'Artie' 19: She was settin' over in the corner, and a Johnny-on-the-spot, with a big badge, marked 'Committee,' was tryin' to keep cases on her. Ibid. 63. I'll be Johnny-on-the-spot to see that everything's on the level.'" From the "Random House Historical Dictionary of American Slang, Volume 1, H-O" by J.E. Lighter, Random House, New York, 1994.
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Etymology is the study of words and their origins and development. The study of the origin of words. apex The official definition of the word etymology is "the study of theor…igin of words and the way in which their meanings have changedthroughout history."
Etymology of Intelligence . From the on-line etymology dictionary: intelligence 1390, "faculty of understanding," from O.Fr. intelligence (12c.), from L. intelligentia "und…erstanding," from intelligentem (nom. intelligens) "discerning," prp. of intelligere "to understand, comprehend," from inter- "between" + legere "choose, pick out, read" (see lecture). Meaning superior understanding, sagacity" is from c.1430. Sense of "information, news" first recorded c.1450, especially "secret information from spies" (1587). Intelligent is a 1509 back-formation; Intelligentsia "the intellectual class collectively" is 1907, from Rus. intelligyentsia, from Latin. Intelligence quotient first recorded 1922 (see I.Q.). http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=intelligence&searchmode=none
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John is the most common English male name, so it's used to mean"everyman" or "John Doe."
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The cast of Johnny on the Spot - 1954 includes: Ronald Adam as Insp. Beveridge Paul Carpenter as Paul Carrington Valentine Dyall as Tyneley Adrienne Fancey Elspet Gray as Joan… Ingram Jean Lodge as Sally Erskine Hugh McDermott as Johnny Breakes Pauline Olsen Graham Stark Larry Taylor
In Actors & Actresses
The cast of Johnny Off the Spot - 2008 includes: Konstantine Anthony as Dracula Jeff Croghan as Pedestrian George Retelas as Johnny
In Movie Ratings
Johnny-on-the-Spot - 1919 is rated/received certificates of: USA:Approved
Johnny on the Spot - 1912 was released on: USA: 23 October 1912
Johnny Off the Spot - 2008 was released on: USA: 9 May 2008 (Zompire Film Festival) USA: 18 April 2009 (California Independent Film Festival) USA: 13 June 2009 (GeorgeF…est)
Johnny-on-the-Spot - 1919 was released on: USA: 17 February 1919