[Ads-l] jive 1925 (antedate?)

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 15 08:25:33 EDT 2020


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

This use of _though_ has been re-hipped, being very common in, e.g.
BlackPeopleTwitter. What is old is new, again, though.

On Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 8:58 AM Stephen Goranson <goranson at duke.edu> wrote:

> 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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-Wilson
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