[Ads-l] jive 1925 (antedate?)

Stephen Goranson goranson at DUKE.EDU
Thu Oct 15 07:39:22 EDT 2020


More 1925 uses of jive (and jiving) from Inter-State Tattler:
March 20, 13/5
C.R., why did you try to jive on March 3rd? Page N. H.
March 25, 8/4
My, what a conscientious fellow [t]hat Jurvey Wilson has turned out to be or is it so hard a “jive” to make?
March 27, 4/5
Say Frances B don’t Chauncey fall for your jive.
March 27, 9/1
E. T., you had better stop jiving everybody you come in contact with and you cry is don’t jive you somebody is sure to find you out.
Sept. 18, 8/4
Joseprine [sic] Baker, we don’t blame you for leaving the Plantation for Paris.  Professional jealousy will always keep you down. We are with you and understand the jive.
Nov. 27, 7/2
You get what we mean if we collar your jive with the prof.
Nov. 27, 14/1
Ray Smith, the Westinghouse boys have have woke up on you and your line of jive. ‘You can fool some of the people some [….]

Stephen Goranson


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The same newspaper, besides additional 1925 uses:

By the way, that New York contributor doesn't want to jive ole Baltimore.

Aug. 10, 1924, 14/2

SG
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Subject: jive 1925 (antedate?)

Inter-State Tattler [NY, NY; AmHistN] Friday, March 13, 1925 p. 11 col. 1. Baltimore MD., A. Mole, Contributor.

And listen, folks just collar the new gown jive that the honest-to-goodness tea drinkers sprung on you though.

[The word "that" is partly covered but appears probable.]
[If relevant:]
....Martha M. even had some new tight-fitting frock on....

Stephen Goranson

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