[Dixielandjazz] Re: Shine & That's Why They Call Me Shine

Don Kirkman donkirk at covad.net
Tue Nov 2 16:14:46 PST 2004

On Tue, 2 Nov 2004 18:25:09 -0500, Ric Giorgi wrote:

>>" Pipe" meaning to look at may or may not have been " jive talk" (not in my

>>backyard) but I recall the likes of actor Leo Gorcey as "Spit" in The Dead
>>Kids  movies  saying  ,"Hey, pipe the broad".(not politically  in-correct
>>the late '30s)                                al singer

>Bingo--except even older than Gorcey.  Chapman, "American Slang," says
>"v from late 1800s: to look at; see; notice: 'Did you pipe her

>So this "pipe" is said with some degree of admiration. Is that right?

My non-authoritative take is that it simply means to notice or see
someone/something, but I can see how that sometimes might imply
donkirk at covad.net

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