[Ads-l] hip/hep and happenin

Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at MST.EDU
Sat Mar 12 23:16:37 UTC 2016

A happenin place is a place where things are happenin.  I'm not sure why it's necessary
to look further for the etymology.
Gerald Cohen
Jim Landau wrote (Saturday, March 12, 2016 2:51 PM:
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?
- Jim Landau
The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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