Etymology of Jazz Re: [Paleopsych] The next world language
guavaberry at earthlink.net
Mon Mar 14 02:56:31 UTC 2005
At 07:45 PM 3/13/2005, you wrote:
>Thanks, interesting point. The online OED says "jazz" is of unknown origin.
yes it is also wrong.
It's a fraternity -
you'll read it over and over and over . . . everywhere
Cause folks see it everywhere they think it must be true.
> If you can't trust OED, whom can you?
well, it's always a matter of scholarship,
the fraternity of who is in charge of the "knowing"
Facts exist outside the gatekeepers control.
When they decide to update dictionaries is
Jazz is an Irish word and it's a fact.
Glad you enjoyed it.
>The idea that it may come from Irish is fascinating. My friend has nothing
>to do with the etomology site, that was a separate resource I thought
>people would enjoy. I have no influence over the site.
>For the OED link:
>>better tell your friend to update the info on etymonline.com
>>WRONG -- Probably ult. from Creole patois jass
>>SEE: Irish American Vernacular English
>>Etymology of JAZZ
>>Sanas of Jazz
>>find 7 articles, fantastic info and story.
>>need latest version of acrobat to read
>>Happy St. Paddy's Day to ya.
>>happy sunday afternoon reading,
>>At 11:40 AM 3/12/2005, you wrote:
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