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Does *anyone* else... Jan. 12th, 2007 02:49 pm
actually use the phrase "close enough for jam" or is that just me being odd?

From: valkyriekaren
Date: January 12th, 2007 - 02:53 pm (Link)
'Close enough for jazz', I thought? As in musicians tuning up - not needing to be concert pitch, just 'close enough'.

Do you mean jam as in Bob Marley or jam as in strawberry?
From: wechsler
Date: January 12th, 2007 - 03:09 pm (Link)
I dunno - knowing me I may have deliberately "adjusted" my use of the phrase years back.
From: arkady
Date: January 12th, 2007 - 03:39 pm (Link)
I also use "close enough for jazz"; also on occasion "close enough for folk" as it's pretty similar in folk music!

I've also heard a folk musician refer to it as "close enough for country", i.e. C&W music.
From: purplerabbits
Date: January 12th, 2007 - 03:07 pm (Link)
I tend to say "close enough for government work" :-)
From: shadowdaddy
Date: January 12th, 2007 - 03:28 pm (Link)
I vote 'jam' = you.

I also am familiar with 'close enough for government work,' and also (appropriately), 'good enough for the theatre.'

From: twilightsm
Date: January 12th, 2007 - 03:46 pm (Link)
Just you... (but it could be a Canadian thing?)
From: wechsler
Date: January 12th, 2007 - 03:50 pm (Link)
Erm, why canadian?
From: twilightsm
Date: January 12th, 2007 - 07:18 pm (Link)
Because you're from Canada and I'm from the US and I've never heard anyone say that phrase down here.. but you never know up there?
From: wechsler
Date: January 12th, 2007 - 08:49 pm (Link)
I'm from the UK. I've never even been to Canadia.
From: thekumquat
Date: January 12th, 2007 - 04:25 pm (Link)
I use 'close enough for government work' but am familiar with the phrase 'close enough for jazz'.

From: thesilia
Date: January 12th, 2007 - 05:49 pm (Link)
i'm only familiar with 'close enough for government work'. the other varieties, i've not heard before. i think maybe you're just being odd. :)
From: sashajwolf
Date: January 12th, 2007 - 07:11 pm (Link)
Er, just you? Tbh, I didn't even realise what it meanst until purplerabbits mentioned jazz. I've heard "close enough for jazz" and "good enough for government work", but I don't tend to use either. For the former, I might say "as near as makes no difference"; I'm not sure what I say for the latter.