In response to:
Swinging from the May 6, 1965 issue
To the Editors:
Your recent correspondent, Cal Kolbe Nossiter, in attempting to correct Philip Rahv’s nominal use of “hip” merely proliferates the error by identifying the term “hip” as a variant of “hep.” Anyone familiar with the jazz scene (or anyone familiar with my recent dictionary of jazz slang, A Jazz Lexicon) knows that the word has always been “hip,” and that “hep” is hopelessly square.
Robert S. Gold
Jersey City, New Jersey