[Ads-l] hip/hep and happenin

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM
Sat Mar 12 20:51:58 UTC 2016

Is there any etymological connection between "hip" or "hep" and the AAVE usage of "happenin"?  Or is this a coincidence of words that happen to sound alike?

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