[Ads-l] Jazz Slang - _ictus_

Andy Bach afbach at GMAIL.COM
Fri Dec 22 17:24:28 EST 2017


More of a tease than a discussion
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-history-of-jazz-slang

But they mention _ictus_ which was new to me.

   1. Prosody
   a rhythmical or metrical stress.
   2. *2*.
   Medicine
   a stroke or seizure; a fit.

Origin: early 18th century (denoting the beat of the pulse): from Latin,
literally ‘blow.’  "
A Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English
<https://books.google.com/books?id=IAjyQdFwh4UC&pg=PA590&lpg=PA590&dq=ictus+jazz+slang&source=bl&ots=_3KznNlP3J&sig=61XouNd__kZgQq4O7Vfoj3Zbchw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiI0aW-0Z7YAhVOxWMKHR8eDKIQ6AEIjAEwEw>

has it as: lawyer - A telescoped corruption of L. "iuris consultus" and
there is (and was) an ICTUS Records that produces jazz albums.

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