LOST Thoughts: Sawyer Nickname Origin # 7

Sawyer uses the term “boy” for various people in the first few episodes (Sayid, Boone, Ed Mars) and probably peppered throughout the series. It seems that he uses it sometimes in ways to belittle others that he percieves to be trying to assert some sort of “power” over him. That they “know their place” . James needs to know that he has the upper hand in every situation. But it could also be seen as a generic or benign , bordering on friendly, word, like when he is speaking about the wounded Marshall, Edward Mars. Mars wasn’t exactly showing aggresion with “a piece of medal the size of my head stickin’ outta his bread basket ” πŸ™‚

Most likely though, I’m guessing it’s probably just used as a “standard” Southern colloquialism. But hey, I think it’s about bunnies. So what do I know πŸ˜‰

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    lovesteamykeamy said,

    It’s just a term from where he’s from. One of those southern things, that’s all. Kinda like “son”.

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    mswendy said,

    Hi LSK!
    Yeah, I figured as much. But sometimes, it’s not whatcha say but how you say it. πŸ˜‰ Just having fun kickin’ ideas around. As we say in our house “Sawyer is ‘good television’ ” . 8)

    Thanks for your comment. And as they say in the south (or at least they did on Hee Haw) ” Ya’ll come back now, yahear! ” πŸ™‚


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