[Ads-l] Jibe/jive

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 23 11:49:48 EDT 2016


The official White House transcript has "jibe" both times:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/07/22/remarks-president-obama-and-president-pena-nieto-mexico-joint-press

Video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z1eDLgnMhA

Relevant bits are at about 19:35 and 20:15 -- both sound like "jibe" to me.


On Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 11:26 AM, Christopher Philippo <toff at mac.com> wrote:

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> On Jul 23, 2016, at 01:32 AM, Ann Burlingham <ann at BURLINGHAMBOOKS.COM>
> wrote:
> when i hear the president use "jive" for "jibe", i figure language change
> has happened and i should move on.
>
> oh, wait - apparently he used *both*, as reported by CBS:
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> http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obama-donald-trumps-remarks-violence-immigration-dont-jibe-with-facts/
>
> Given that to jive is to not jibe with the facts, it shouldn't be
> surprising if some people mix them up - but one would actually have to hear
> what he said to be sure that it wasn't the mistake of the reporter.  The
> above didn't have audio of Obama.
>
>
>

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