Jism, was: "Jazz" did not have a sexual origin

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Mar 5 10:24:49 UTC 2001

At 1:02 PM -0800 3/5/01, James Smith wrote:
>I was undoubtedly influenced by the "jism/jasm"
>discussion going on when I came across "ji" in the
>Dickens book.  "Ji" does fit with simply being "joy"
>in the dialect of the old seaman.
Not so fast--I'm afraid the old seaman brings us right back to those
earlier speculations on "jism"...


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