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.
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A similar publication, Hepcats Jive Talk Dictionary, appeared in 1945.
Kaufman uses a language and literary technique that are similar to those in recordings made by bop vocalist Babs Gonzales and comedian Richard "Lord" Buckley, who was famous for retelling Shakespeare and the New Testament in jive talk.
It is a bittersweet, rousing message: Sometimes the ultimate jive talk is the jive we tell ourselves.
It will also avoid any tendency, on either my or the headline writer's part, to substitute the letter 's' where it appears at the end of a word for the letter 'z', or lapse suddenly into text-speak or jive talk.
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".
But just when you're about to despair of ever understanding what's going on or being said, the characters and their affiliations start to crystallize and their bumptious cockney jive talk goes from ``sounds funny'' to just plain funny.