[Ads-l] woke, stay woke (was Jidori - 2009 TM, 2011 use)

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 20 00:22:55 EDT 2016


The article immediately below contains an interesting analysis of the
history of "woke/stay woke" with pointers to song lyrics and twitter
messages.

Timestamp: 01/08/16 2:57 PM
Article: How ‘woke’ went from black activist watchword to teen internet slang
Author: Charles Pulliam-Moore

http://fusion.net/story/252567/stay-woke/


Here is another article:

Date: January 11, 2016
Article: What Does "Woke" Mean? There's More To The Slang Term Than You Think
Author: Maddy Foley

http://www.bustle.com/articles/134893-what-does-woke-mean-theres-more-to-the-slang-term-than-you-think


Urban Dictionary has entries, but they are rather late:

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=woke
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=stay+woke


On Thu, May 19, 2016 at 11:33 PM, Theresa Fisher
<fisher.theresa at gmail.com> wrote:
> For a news piece, I was wondering if anyone has thoughts on the emergence
> and use of "woke" as a slang term for aware. Here's an example, from an
> movie review: "A brief conversation with the Kappas makes Teddy realize
> just how misogynist the parties he threw in college were. Newly *woke*, he
> decides to advise the sorority."
>
> Some version of awake (maybe not "woke") seems like a natural way of
> expressing awareness (social, cultural, literal). Any insight appreciated.
> Thanks.
>
> On Thu, May 19, 2016 at 9:08 PM, Benjamin Barrett <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
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>> Poster:       Benjamin Barrett <mail.barretts at GMAIL.COM>
>> Subject:      Jidori - 2009 TM, 2011 use
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>>
>> Eating at a restaurant near Green Lake in Seattle the other day, I saw =
>> two or three menu items with =E2=80=9Cjidori=E2=80=9D in the description =
>> (not capitalized). Not on the Oxford Dictionary site,
>> =E2=80=9Cjidori=E2=80=
>> =9D will get you a redirect on Wikipedia to =E2=80=9Cfree range=E2=80=9D =
>> (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_range =
>> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_range>), though the article =
>> doesn=E2=80=99t use the word =E2=80=9Cjidori.=E2=80=9D The word appears =
>> to commonly be understood as =E2=80=9Cfree range,=E2=80=9D but it =
>> appears that is not the correct meaning in English or Japanese.
>>
>> On 22 October 2012, the Huffington Post ran an article titled =E2=80=9CWha=
>> t Is Jidori Chicken?=E2=80=9D (http://huff.to/1g6gPC7 =
>> <http://huff.to/1g6gPC7>). Kimberly Komatsu writes that she (or perhaps =
>> he) first saw the word in 2011. She indicates that the word got its =
>> start in English in the early 1990s when Dennis Mao =
>> (http://jidorichicken.com) began selling it. She also says that Jidori =
>> is never frozen, is a type of bird derived from the Rhode Island red and =
>> the hinaidori, and that Mao has trademarked the term (Komatsu =
>> capitalizes the word throughout). The two earliest registrations on the =
>> USPTO are on 6 February 2009, one for JIDORI CHICKEN (77665200) and one =
>> for JIDORI (serial number 77665205).
>>
>> The earliest cite I see on Google with this sort of meaning is 23 May =
>> 2011 also on the Huffington Post:
>> http://huff.to/1Rc7Q0r <http://huff.to/1Rc7Q0r>
>> The Misfit Fits Well Into Santa Monica Dining Scene
>> Jay Weston
>>
>> -----
>> But Bruce wisely picked up the recipe of the legendary Southern chef, =
>> Atlanta=E2=80=99s Edna Lewis, and the famous Dixie Fried Chicken ($19) =
>> is so crunchy, juicy, and damn good I was dreaming about it last =
>> night... it=E2=80=99s Jidori chicken from my friend Dennis Mao=E2=80=99s =
>> place downtown, organic and fresh, cooked and served in an iron
>> skillet.=20=
>>
>> =E2=80=94=E2=80=94
>>
>> According to the Japanese Wikipedia on =E5=9C=B0=E9=B6=8F =
>> (https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/=E5=9C=B0=E9=B6=8F), there are more than =
>> 40 types of jidori and that chickens produced in Japan with at least 50 =
>> percent blood from domestic chicken types qualify, a JAS standard.
>>
>> The earliest I see this word is 1986 (Google-dated) in a side-by-side =
>> translation:
>> http://bit.ly/22hH6na <http://bit.ly/22hH6na>
>>
>> =E6=97=A5=E6=9C=AC=E3=81=AE=E5=91=B3=E3=80=8C=E3=83=A8=E3=82=B3=E3=83=A1=E3=
>> =82=B7=E3=82=AC=E3=82=A4=E3=83=89=E3=80=8D: =E5=92=8C=E8=8B=B1=E5=AF=BE=E7=
>> =85=A7
>> by =E4=B8=89=E4=BA=95=E7=89=A9=E7=94=A3=E5=BA=83=E5=A0=B1=E5=AE=A4
>>
>> =E2=80=A6 a _jidori_ is =E2=80=9Ca free range chicken=E2=80=9D and a =
>> broiler is=E2=80=A6
>>
>> Then is 1996 (Google-dated), though the word is for specific bird types:
>> http://bit.ly/1U3oile <http://bit.ly/1U3oile>
>> Journal of the Faculty of Applied Biological Science, Hiroshima =
>> University: volumes 35, 36
>> Hiroshima Daigaku. Seibutsu Seisangakubu
>>
>> Six Japanese native breeds (Iwate-Jidori, Aizu-Jidori, Sadohige-Jidori, =
>> Siba-Tori, Onaga-Dori and Echigonankin-Shamo) and one imported breed =
>> (White Leghorn) were studied.
>>
>> Benjamin Barrett
>> Formerly of Seattle, WA=
>>
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