[Ads-l] Jibe/jive

Christopher Philippo toff at MAC.COM
Sat Jul 23 15:26:35 UTC 2016

On Jul 23, 2016, at 01:32 AM, Ann Burlingham <ann at BURLINGHAMBOOKS.COM> wrote:
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:


Given that to jive is to not jibe with the facts, it shouldn't be surprising if some people mix them up - but one would actually have to hear what he said to be sure that it wasn't the mistake of the reporter.  The above didn't have audio of Obama.
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