Didn't Hibbs call Sawyer "Sawbucks" during the hotel scene? I think he was using nicknames in the same way that Sawyer uses nicknames. What would a nickname of Sawbucks imply? The dictionary describes a sawbuck as 1) A ten dollar bill or 2) a saw horse with x-shaped ends. Or maybe this has a meaning down south that I don't know about like Sassafras.
I thought of the money - sawbucks - but that is just what I knew it to mean and didn't think much about it. Funny...him doing exactly what Sawyer does all the time. I wonder if he could be the real Sawyer. That to me has become interesting to think about.
There is Starbuck in Moby Dick, before being a coffee. You know, about the lost fish. Flask was another of the mates.
Blondie is a hoarder, a black marketeer, inseminator of a new economy, not so different from the old.
Look at Kate's elaborate trade w/.
In Polynesia, wildpig tusks are valuable currency. Millionaires are the salt of the earth, said Bobby Riggs. S assigns value, and people have to listen. His cover is blown now in more ways than one.
But sublime, he goes on calling people nicknames, so it gets contagious. Words creating reality - Locke embodies this theme more obviously - is also Sawyer, teller of tall tales, owner of words, although he is a retard too.
That is about the beauty of it for me.
I think Josh has done a great job with this dubious character.
A wood cutting sawbuck can look like an X* & X = 10* OK I can see where it may have come from. :P
I don't live in the south but I have heard sawbuck used for a 10 spot before. Not sure I have ever* heard it used as a nickname for a person though. Hard to tell on some of these terms, as a kid I had problems with 'two bits' until I found out it started with the old Spanish real & pieces of 8.