Jism, was: "Jazz" did not have a sexual origin
highbob at MINDSPRING.COM
Tue Mar 6 00:02:58 UTC 2001
> From: Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
> Reply-To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 18:24:49 +0800
> To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Subject: Re: Jism, was: "Jazz" did not have a sexual origin
> 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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