[PW] Jabip or Jabib

Dan Goodman dsgood at IPHOUSE.COM
Thu Jun 27 17:55:05 UTC 2013

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On 06/25/2013 03:02 PM, tedjnesbitt at netscape.net wrote:
> I was asked this question:
> "I've heard the word "Jabip" used to refer to places in the middle of
> nowhere.  Having searched around online, I've been unable to find out
> when or where the word came into being.  A possible clue to its
> geographic origin is that my Dad heard it in Delaware City in the
> mid-70s or early 80s."
> I found the place -- "unreal estate" -- at Wikipedia and The Urban
> Dictionary.  The location of southeastern Pennsylvania was mentioned
> specifically, which puts it close to Delaware.
> The questioner wants to know WHO coined the word and WHEN.  I tried
> to explain to him that his question was out in left field, probably
> south of East Jabip.
> Does anyone want to help with this question?   I've been from the
> boondocks and the toolies and back, and I can't find a reliable
> source.
> Thank you.
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