[Ads-l] Jibe/jive

Ann Burlingham ann at BURLINGHAMBOOKS.COM
Sat Jul 23 05:30:33 UTC 2016

when i hear the president use "jive" for "jibe", i figure language change
has happened and i should move on.

oh, wait - apparently he used *both*, as reported by CBS:


"I did not watch the convention -- I don't think that's a surprise," Mr.
Obama said, adding, "I did read some of what was said. The one thing that I
think is important to recognize is this idea that America is somehow on the
verge of collapse -- this vision of violence and chaos everywhere doesn't
really jibe with the experience of most people."
[image: Trump delivers grim speech to end Republican convention]
Trump delivers grim speech to end Republican convention

Mr. Obama added that, "Some of the fears expressed throughout the week just
don't jive with the facts."

Ann Burlingham
annb at panix.com

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