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Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Oct 31 11:44:35 UTC 2015


Maybe not "nonsensical" but "exciting."

Cf. "joyride" itself.

JL

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> Subject: Re: Interesting early use of 'jazz' far away from music
> From: Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
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> Maybe not "nonsensical" but "exciting."
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> Consider "joyride" itself.
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> JL
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> On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 9:43 PM, George Thompson <george.thompson at nyu.edu>
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> > Subject:      Re: Interesting early use of 'jazz' far away from music
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> > This fits with the sense of the first two appearances of "jazz" -- Ben
> > Henderson's "jazz curve" and the statement that the idea that a young
> > ballplayer isn't talented is "all to the jazz" -- the sense of nonsense,
> > foolishness, or such.  Henderson's jazz curve was ridiculous: it wobbled;
> > the misunderestimation of the young player is nonsense; and a jazz trip
> in
> > an airplane without purpose or destination is foolish.
> >
> > All but one of the rest of the citations from 1914 (as I recall) show the
> > other sense: energy or enthusiasm; which is the sense that links to
> "jazz"
> > in music.
> >
> > GAT
> >
> > On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 3:32 PM, Geoffrey Steven Nathan <
> > geoffnathan at wayne.edu> wrote:
> >
> > > I subscribe to an aviation trade journal (Aviation Week) which is
> having
> > a
> > > feature on 100 years of 'airline technology'. Here's a quote from an
> > > article:
> > >
> > >
> > > On a bright New Year's Day morning in 1914, an enthusiastic crowd that
> > had
> > > gathered at the yacht basin in St. Petersburg, Florida, cheered with
> > > delight as a fragile-looking Benoist XIV floatplane left the water and
> > > pointed its blunt nose in the direction of nearby Tampa. Squeezed into
> > the
> > > tiny cockpit were pioneer aviator Tony Jannus and Abe Pheil, a former
> St.
> > > Petersburg mayor who had bid $400 to become the first fare-paying
> > passenger
> > > on the world's first scheduled, fixed-wing airline flight. Percival
> > > Fansler, the local businessman behind the St.
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