"put you hep" 1903 (antedating?)

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 11 21:17:07 UTC 2013

On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 7:50 AM, Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:
> Whether this is an antedating (it's earlier than OED), I'm not sure.

Because no one else has deigned to comment, I take it upon myself to
declare this an authentic antedating, based upon the broad scope of my
personal experience in putting people hep to the jive.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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