We all knew it was a word, of course, but only had a vague idea of the definition. So we consulted the red Webster's, our official game dictionary, and found three definitions:
1: to shift a fore-and-aft sail suddenly and forcibly from one side to the other
2: gibe, or tauntBoth of these definitions were familiar, probably relating to the Pirates game the guys like to play. But then
3: to be in accord, agree, as in "that doesn't jibe with what I know"Wait. I thought that was "jive." So we looked across the page, and found that jive means
1: swing music or dancing
2: deceptive or foolish talk, jargon
3: to teaseNothing about agreement. So, next time you're at the dance hall, where people change direction with the wind and engage in foolish talk, and you hear someone say, "That doesn't jive!", you can smugly answer, "It certainly does not. Neither does it jibe."