[Ads-l] Wikipedia Claim About "Jazz"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Mar 25 10:36:43 UTC 2019

I notice the Wikipedia article on "Jazz (Word)" makes the following assertion: "Holbrook found a reference in sports section the March 3, 1906 San Francisco Bulletin<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Francisco_Bulletin> in which a baseball player is 'very much in the jazz', i.e. enthusiastic."  Is this just a complete error or fabrication?

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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