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GUEST,frankham Origins: Dixie (67* d) RE: Origins: Dixie 04 Dec 02

Ole Bull (related to the Norwegian fiddler?) mentioned that the words "Yankee" and "jazz" had obscure beginnings. Don't know about "Yankee" probably emanating from "Yankee Doodle" a Revolutionary War character, but "Jazz" is very specific from the word "Jass" which means to do you know what. Rock and roll has the same connotations.

I hold with the theory the Dixy or Dixey was a person. Dixey's Land ito me means ownership of some sort whether as a denizen or actual landowner. In spite of all the learned scholarship here which is enlightening we may never really know the answer. One thing about speculating about folklore, it becomes folklore sooner than it does fact regardless of the tomes of study on it's behalf.



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