Gassy Jack

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Gassy Jack | Historical figure | Popular history has painted John Deighton, aka Gassy Jack, as an intrepid pioneer, but he was more accurately an alcoholic windbag and pedophile, having married a 12-year old indigenous girl named Qua-hail-ya. He built a bar where Peckinpah is today. Gastown is named after him.

Usage | “Every time I see tourists taking pictures of the Gassy Jack statue, I like to remind them that he was a pedophile. It’s fun.”explore-the-lexicon

 

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