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Wikipedia changes definition of "shuckin' and jivin'" today (10/25) after Palin use
Vanity | 10/25/2012 | Anonymous

Posted on 10/25/2012 11:09:24 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin released a statement on her Facebook page accusing President Obama of engaging in "shuck and jive shtick" regarding last month's attack in Benghazi, Libya.

She was immediately attacked as a racist by Mike Krumboltz of The Ticket:

"For those who aren't familiar with the phrase, "shuck and jive" is a racially-tinged expression.

This morning, I looked up "shuck and jive" on Wikipedia and saw this:

"Shuckin' and jivin' (or shucking and jiving) is an American slang term for the behavior of joking and acting facetiously."

This afternoon, I went back to Wikipedia and saw this:

"Shuckin' and jivin' (or shucking and jiving) is an African American slang term for the behavior of joking and acting facetiously."

Some anonymous Progressive went on Wikipedia and inserted the word "African" into the definition in order to dishonestly support the idea that Sarah Palin's use of the term is inherently racist after the fact.


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This is a clear example of the duplicitousness of the treasonous Left.
1 posted on 10/25/2012 11:09:25 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne
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To: Dr. Thorne

The Urban Dictionary and Yahoo had the definition of “Shuck and Jive” altered to have racial connotations within a few minutes or even maybe a few seconds after Sarah’s tweet using the term.

These people are relentless.


2 posted on 10/25/2012 11:16:20 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: Dr. Thorne

If you are of a certain age, you will appreciate this.....

3 posted on 10/25/2012 11:17:33 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Proud to be able to LEGALLY Vote TWICE for Paul Ryan)
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To: Uncle Slayton

So the Bee Gees had a big hit with the song “Jive Talkin”. Are the Bee Gees racists?


4 posted on 10/25/2012 11:20:06 AM PDT by Elyse (I refuse to feed the crocodile.)
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To: Mygirlsmom

BAT BABE, SLIDE A PEICE A DA PORTA, DRINK SIDE RUN THE JAVA.

LOOKEE HEYA, I COUD DIG ON CHOMPIN ON SUM BUTTA GREENS FROM DA GADEN.


5 posted on 10/25/2012 11:21:03 AM PDT by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: Dr. Thorne
Some anonymous Progressive went on Wikipedia and inserted the word "African" into the definition in order to dishonestly support the idea that Sarah Palin's use of the term is inherently racist after the fact.

You can anonymously change it back, you know.

6 posted on 10/25/2012 11:23:27 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: Elyse

You’re a racist for even asking.

:-P


7 posted on 10/25/2012 11:24:02 AM PDT by Salamander (I think I need some rest but sleeping don't come very easy...in a straight white vest.)
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To: Dr. Thorne
This is why I don't like Wikipedia or any other form of malleable electronic reference material (including votes) because of this 1984’ish ability to be changed for propaganda reasons. Give me a hard copy Dictionary or Encyclopedia that people can't come into my house and change.
8 posted on 10/25/2012 11:24:19 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: Dr. Thorne
It has changed again. The current entry is:

Shuckin' and jivin' (or shucking and jiving) is an southern American slang term for the behavior of joking and acting facetiously.

It seems someone replaced 'African' with 'southern' but neglected to change 'an' to 'a'.

I have since corrected the syntactical error.

9 posted on 10/25/2012 11:24:38 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclesiastes 1)
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To: Uncle Slayton

After Obama loses to Romney, the left will go apepoop with ‘racism’ to the level that will finally cause people to give them a big and public “FU”.

Most of the country has already had it.

I WANT them to go full tilt with the Orewllian BS. It will bring their demise all the faster.


10 posted on 10/25/2012 11:25:29 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Salamander

I’m such a bad girl.


11 posted on 10/25/2012 11:25:58 AM PDT by Elyse (I refuse to feed the crocodile.)
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To: Elyse

Grease - Born to Hand Jive
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krSe4Y6Zro0


12 posted on 10/25/2012 11:29:42 AM PDT by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Mygirlsmom
"If you are of a certain age, you will appreciate this....."

And don't call me Shirley...

13 posted on 10/25/2012 11:29:52 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Let’s ask Chrissy Matthews:

http://www.jammiewf.com/2012/chris-matthews-who-used-the-phrase-shuck-and-jive-now-calls-sarah-palin-racist-for-saying-shuck-and-jive/

And we should boycott these people, too.

http://dallas.shucknjive.com/

http://www.shucknjivemandeville.com/home.html

[there is nothing worse than racist seafood!]


14 posted on 10/25/2012 11:30:01 AM PDT by Salamander (I think I need some rest but sleeping don't come very easy...in a straight white vest.)
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To: Dr. Thorne

Wikipedia “History” is your friend! Examining the “History” reveals a flurry of updates on October 25 beginning with the insertion of claims of “slavery” and racial overtones.

Going back further, the use of “shuck and jive” by Jay Carney had been deleted on Sept 2011.

“White House press secretary [[Jay Carney]] on September 7, 2011 forgot his briefing book and told the assembled media that he would, “shuck and jive.” [http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/09/07/carney_im_going_to_shuck_and_jive.html]";

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Shuckin%27_and_jivin%27&diff=450297823&oldid=448998737

This information should inoculate Palin from reproach!


15 posted on 10/25/2012 11:30:06 AM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: Dr. Thorne

I anticipated this, and posted the unchanged version yesterday:

Shuckin’ and jivin’ (or shucking and jiving) is an American slang term for the behavior of joking and acting facetiously. The term can also refer to the speech and behavioral mechanisms adopted in the presence of an authoritative figure.[1] Shuckin’ and jivin’ usually involves clever lies and impromptu storytelling, used to one-up an opponent or avoid punishment.[2] Such behavior is believed to have originated in the era of slavery.[2]

Shuckin’ and Jivin’: Folklore from Contemporary Black Americans (ISBN 0-253-20265-5) is the name of a book written by Daryl Cumber Dance in 1981. In 1972, the Johnny Lewis Quartet record a soul jazz LP called Shuckin’ ‘N Jivin’ .[3]

The term is also used in the Southern United States referring to deceit or mischief involving lies.[citation needed]

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2949519/posts?page=29#29


16 posted on 10/25/2012 11:31:00 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Hold My Beer and Watch This!)
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To: Elyse

Yes, you are and when Romney is president, you’re going to get a sound spanking.

[right before we’re all sold into slavery]

:)


17 posted on 10/25/2012 11:31:59 AM PDT by Salamander (I think I need some rest but sleeping don't come very easy...in a straight white vest.)
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To: Dr. Thorne
The Wikipedia page for Shuckin' and Jivin' has been changed 21 times today (at the time of this post) - it started today as an "American term" - was switched to a "Southern American term," then an "African American term." Language about how the term referred to the manner in which slaves acted to avoid doing work was added and removed. I could go on.

Before today's flurry, the page was last changed in February and, before that, December 2011.

18 posted on 10/25/2012 11:32:52 AM PDT by Scoutmaster
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To: Dr. Thorne

This is all I could find on Conservapedia for ‘jive’

Urban English (also referred to as Urban Vernacular English, or Jive) is a variant or dialect of English spoken by historically segregated minorities in urban communities (or cities) across the United States, predominantly African-Americans. Urban English has its roots in the Creole tongue which was spoken in the South among slaves, and hence some of the differences between it and standard English can be attributed to the adaptation of native African phonological processes and syntax to an English lexicon.


19 posted on 10/25/2012 11:33:23 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

The hillbillies say it all the time and we don’t even *have* black people here.

I have no idea where/when/how the phrase originated.


20 posted on 10/25/2012 11:33:34 AM PDT by Salamander (I think I need some rest but sleeping don't come very easy...in a straight white vest.)
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