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jive talk

slang Glib, nonsensical, or fallacious talk. "Jive" originated as African-American vernacular. You quit that jive talk, you hear me? Give me a straightforward answer for once! All the men sat around the table spinning yarns and laying on the jive talk.
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jive talk

n. slang; contemporary fad words. I like to hear jive talk. It’s like trying to work a puzzle.
See also: jive, talk
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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A similar publication, Hepcats Jive Talk Dictionary, appeared in 1945.
1980 "Jive talk at the top of the charts"--Washington Post headline for an article about "Rapper's Delight."
"Very articulate" presupposes that I am expected to be inarticulate, as if all - or that matter, any - black people talk "jive talk" a la the two dudes in the movie Airplane!
It is a bittersweet, rousing message: Sometimes the ultimate jive talk is the jive we tell ourselves.
"See you later alligator" did not originate with Bill Haley and rock and roll: "See you later" entered the American language in 1870 and had been adapted to jive talk by the 1930s by adding alligator and the response, "In a while, crocodile".
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