“Jibe,” “Gibe,” “Jive” — and This Is Just the Beginning

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Much of my time is being consumed these days with my efforts to write my new book — Word Pares, Pears, Pairs. I am determined to have it out by the end of January!

Apropos of my new book, there was a question on Facebook this week about the word jibe versus jive and gibe. Jibe means “to be in accord” or “agree” as in

…It doesn’t jibe with the figures I have.
…It doesn’t jibe with the facts in the case.

Jive is a kind of talk or dance; gibe means “to taunt” or “to jeer.” You can read all about it in my new book.

Are you excited to see it?? I am. Stay tuned.

Happy punctuating!



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