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Chris -- 2011-03-08
“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.
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 .
(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 22:56:25)
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