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#1 2013-11-23 07:28:31

Dixon Wragg
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From: Cotati, California
Registered: 2008-07-04
Posts: 786

"jive" for "jibe"

“Jive” for “jibe” is already in the Eggcorn Database. but I thought I’d share this example I just encountered online:

The absence of the “Demon in a Bottle” story line is one example of a very heavy-hitting and serious story not jiving with the more jovial or heightened tone of the film series…

The meaning connection that makes it an eggcorn may be a bit of a stretch, but jibing (matching well with something) could be seen as related to “jive” (one meaning of which is jazzy music), with an implication of harmoniousness.

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#2 2013-11-23 17:52:01

DavidTuggy
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From: Mexico
Registered: 2007-10-11
Posts: 1846
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Re: "jive" for "jibe"

Makes sense.
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A suggestion: to help us lazy ones, link to the place you are referring to. It’s not terribly hard: type (only without the spaces next to the plusses or around the colon) ”+ text to show as the link +” : URL , like this .
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(When I forget how, as I periodically do, I go check somebody else’s post with a link in it, and copy it into mine, to see the pattern again.)

Last edited by DavidTuggy (2013-11-23 17:56:25)


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