The copy editor is in.
I'm presenting occasional posts on the use of English,
not to be pedantic but just for the fun of language.
I don't know why, but this is one of those word distinctions I relish knowing and wish more people did. Maybe it's that both words are so fun to say.
"Jibe" sounds made up, right? The reality is that "jive" is a much newer word.
If you want to say that something sounds about right, or that something resonates with you, which one do you use?