THIS IS AN ALPHABE-THURSDAYS ...Post featuring the Letter Y
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My featured word for "Y" is ...."yegg".......... a what?....you may ask?
When a "yegg" needs to keep his stolen goods hidden where would he take them?
|What better place than out in the middle of no where to stash things....|
|Just as long as the neighbors don't come snooping around!|
Because the yegg might be exposed to the wrong elements if they do
They'd be happy to arrest all the Yeggs they could find...and take the captured yegg to....
It's really quite amazing what you can uncover by researching an uncommon word like "yegg"
Just read the following.......truth can be stranger and more exciting than fiction once you investigate.......
My Letter "Y" is for yegg, and the story of one amazing yegg, Johnny Ramensky, an unsung hero whose story needs to be told.
A “yegg” is a thief, especially known as a burglar or safe cracker. It’s slang, and insulting by nature and yegg’s origin is unknown. I’d venture to guess that there was a famous thief named Yegg, that was captured and the name used from then on in connection with other thieves.
Speaking of famous thieves……
Scotland had a most famous of safe-crackers named; “Gentle or Gentleman Johnny” commonly called John Ramensky (born as Jonas Ramanauskas) on April 6, 1906 at Glenboig, in Lanarkshire. Sources say his drifting into crime prepared his lifestyle as a safe breaker who was also an excellent expert with explosives. Apparently, his expertise brought much attention from the army during the Second World War and he enlisted with the Royal Fusiliers in January of 1943, being employed with the Commandos with special duties, and became an instructor in safe-blowing. They even parachuted him behind enemy lines to break open safes to steal military documents. The link below involves a deeper look into Ramensky if you’re interested.
Johnny's story is amazing...
This yegg, took the name “Gentle Johnny” because he wasn’t a violent man ever, but sadly, after the war he slipped back to his former life of gambling and safe-blowing and spent many long periods of being incarcerated in prison.
Eventually, in 1972 this yegg, Ramensky while serving a one year sentence (after being caught on a shop roof ) died following a stroke in Perth Royal Infirmary in Perth Prison.
So what do you think about this yegg, “gentleman- John Ramensky” as the video link below says, “desperate times called for desperate measures." Did Ramensky prove to be more of a good yegg than bad?