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Don't jive me

Posted by ESC on May 17, 2008 at 10:28

In Reply to: Don't jive me posted by Andrew J Morris on May 17, 2008 at 08:54:

: My theory is that 'Don't Jive Me' comes from slave talk -- and is quite literal in meaning -- they just didn't know how to spell gyve.

: Seems plausible -- how would you test (i.e. prove/disprove) it?

The theory, in previous discussion at, is that it comes from jibe.