[Ads-l] Jibe/jive

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 23 18:56:44 UTC 2016

On Sat, Jul 23, 2016 at 1:30 AM, Ann Burlingham <ann at burlinghambooks.com>

> "jive" for "jibe"

I've heard and seen these used interchangeably and/or "incorrectly" since
the '40's, together with "jury-rig"/"jerry-rig," "jerrican"/"jerry-can,"
and a host of others, like "bestiality"/"beastiality," "a dracula," a
"frankenstein," etc.
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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