Good-natured jibe

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Mon May 26 20:06:52 UTC 2014

The AHD ( says that a jibe/gibe has only a bad meaning. Wiktionary ( gives it a little more leeway, allowing for facetiousness.

Yet "good-natured jibe" gets 83K hits on Google. I don't take that to be derisive or facetious.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

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