Jazz: a new etymology

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Wed Oct 12 21:38:16 UTC 2005

It was new to me.  B. S., certainly.


George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998, but nothing much lately.

----- Original Message -----
From: Bapopik at AOL.COM
Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2005 1:08 pm
Subject: Re: Jazz: a new etymology

> The "J.S." etymology is B.S. I've heard it before. I'm surprised
> that it
> shows up as the only etymology in a book in 2005. The author must
> have been
> going through some very old stuff. This theory wasn't even popular
> when it was
> first made.
> ...
> Barry Popik

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