In Joseph Smith’s letter, “Old Major” refers to the Prophet’s dog. The word “prattler” was a common term for a little child.
A Jack Mormon is a non-practicing Mormon, but originally meant someone who was friendly to Mormons, but not a member.
The definition of “Mormon” is unknown, Joseph Smith declared it did not come from Greek. The languages of the Book of Mormon people were Egyptian and Hebrew.
The word “occult” means to cover up. Since the Mormon Church has nothing secret about it, to label it under the occult is ignorant.
The American expression “charley horse” originated in the 1880s, probably in baseball.