Eugene Landy, RIP

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at BABEL.LING.UPENN.EDU
Sat Apr 1 05:16:53 UTC 2006

On 3/31/06, Benjamin Zimmer <bgzimmer at> wrote:
> (I'm sure some of the OED2 cites have already been antedated. Surely
> the adj. "jive" goes back long before 1971?)

Sorry, should've checked HDAS first, which has 1946 for 'engaged in
false posturing; false; stupid' and 1965 for 'trivial or foolish'.

--Ben Zimmer

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