Wednesday, 16 August 2006

beefin' or jibbin'

Don't start beefin'
Ahh look he's beefin'

Was a word we used for crying

Mr OED says (if you scroll down the various 'beef' definitions)
A protest, (ground for) complaint, grievance. slang (orig. U.S.). Cf. BEEF v. 4.
1899 ADE Fables in Slang (1900) 80 He made a Horrible Beef because he couldn't get Loaf Sugar for his Coffee.

Sounds about right i think.

Don't get in a jib or Don't get in a jib with me

A jib was a strop, or mood - the OED has lot's of jib definitions, the only one I can find to support this one is from the word jibber To speak rapidly and inarticulately; to chatter unintelligibly. Also jibber-jabber
So i'm 'avin that.

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