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I am a cab driver and pick up people from all over the country/world and take them where they want to go. Boring disclaimer aside; I hope to understand a word used by a southern man that unsurprisingly follows a strong Christian background through his adult life. As mysterious as the story may be if time were allotted to tell it, or was applicable in this forum, he constantly referred to me as “hand.” Not sure if this coincides with his Christian background, i.e. “The hand of God”, or it is a long lost southern slang with a more ambiguous meaning.

  • December 1, 2014
  • Posted by Nik H.
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I believe it has nothing to do with "The hand of God". It is definetely some kind of slang. You can see such things in different coutries. For example, in my country we call people different names and it has nothing to do with Bible.
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Warsaw Will July 3, 2015, 5:53am

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Perhaps the passenger was a refugee from George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Fire and Ice"?


Hairy Scot July 8, 2015, 2:13am

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Orly September 16, 2015, 10:49pm

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I believe the word referred to the help you provided to the person. It is closely related to the hand that gives, or as well to the hand that produces something. Our <a href="">essay writers</a> do know how to find out the origin of words, as they write essays on linguistics as well.

Lucinda September 22, 2015, 4:08am

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