Skip to comments.Wikipedia changes definition of "shuckin' and jivin'" today (10/25) after Palin use
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.
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.
If you are of a certain age, you will appreciate this.....
So the Bee Gees had a big hit with the song “Jive Talkin”. Are the Bee Gees racists?
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.
You can anonymously change it back, you know.
You’re a racist for even asking.
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.
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.
I’m such a bad girl.
Grease - Born to Hand Jive
And don't call me Shirley...
Let’s ask Chrissy Matthews:
And we should boycott these people, too.
[there is nothing worse than racist seafood!]
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]"
This information should inoculate Palin from reproach!
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. Shuckin and jivin usually involves clever lies and impromptu storytelling, used to one-up an opponent or avoid punishment. Such behavior is believed to have originated in the era of slavery.
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 .
The term is also used in the Southern United States referring to deceit or mischief involving lies.
Yes, you are and when Romney is president, you’re going to get a sound spanking.
[right before we’re all sold into slavery]
Before today's flurry, the page was last changed in February and, before that, December 2011.
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.
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.