LOST Thoughts (and video) : Sawyer Nickname Origin # 21

Kate , Boone and Sayid are attempting to triagulate Danielle’s signal from her looping distress call. Sawyer wants to “help” ( which in the end, he actually does) . Sayid asks Sawyer to put the islandmade antenna up a tree to which Sawyer replies “OK, Boss”.

(From dictionary.com)
boss /bɔs, bɒs/
–noun 1. a person who employs or superintends workers; manager.
2. a politician who controls the party organization, as in a particular district.
3. a person who makes decisions, exercises authority, dominates, etc.: My grandfather was the boss in his family.
–verb (used with object) 4. to be master of or over; manage; direct; control.
5. to order about, esp. in an arrogant manner.
–verb (used without object) 6. to be boss.
7. to be too domineering and authoritative.
–adjective 8. chief; master.
9. Slang. first-rate.

[Origin: 1640–50, Americanism; < D baas master, foreman]

—Synonyms 1. supervisor, head, foreman, chief, superintendent, administrator, overseer.
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1)Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

Sawyer also uses this nickname for Pickett and the warden at the prison he was in in Florida (Every Man for Himself, Season Three). It is also a little homage to the Paul Newman classic ” Cool Hand Luke”. ( And I was sure that someone was going to bet Sawyer that he couldn’t eat 50 fish bisquits 😉 ) .

Wikipedia has a hearty list of famous “Bosses” in various “fields” . But here’s a little Lost fan video that celebrates the show that brought us one of TV’s biggest ” Bosses” ever, ” Dukes of Hazzard” ‘s own Boss Hogg (played by Sorrell Booke). ” Go you Lost boys! Go!”

(made for youtube by XxDeadfallxX )


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