[Ads-l] Jibe/jive

Ben Zimmer bgzimmer at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 23 15:49:48 UTC 2016

The official White House transcript has "jibe" both times:


Video here:


Relevant bits are at about 19:35 and 20:15 -- both sound like "jibe" to me.

On Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 11:26 AM, Christopher Philippo <toff at mac.com> wrote:

> 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:
> http://www.cbsnews.com/news/obama-donald-trumps-remarks-violence-immigration-dont-jibe-with-facts/
> 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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