Mr Speaker

Critical jQuery Info: How to pronounce “live”

After weeks of debate an answer has emerged. Live rhymes with "jive"? Or live rhymes with "give"?... that was the discussion point that was starting to turn ugly... In the live/jive corner: the "live" event is always on - like a live broadcast. In the live/give corner: the corresponding remove event is called "die", so it's "live & die".

After finally getting fed up of saying "...just use the live/live event", @twalve realised that our heros are merely a single tweet away and hit up Brandon Aaron for the answer... and here it is:

live as in "live broadcast" :)

I'll sleep well tonight.


  1. LOL, I had never thought of that until now, thanks for sharing the answer … along with the question

    Friday, November 20, 2009 at 7:16 am | Permalink
  2. Uh, I could swear it should have been “live” (rhymes with “give”) because you make something on the page “live”, whether it exists already, or will exist in the future, with whatever you are choosing to attach to it. Now I’ll have think of it as “alive” without the “a”… a real bummer, especially since the remove event is “die”. {sigh{ such are the inconsistencies that make up humanity. :P

    Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 2:13 am | Permalink
  3. Me too Marc: I still secretly call it live(give) and am hoping that Brandon Aaron just happens to have it wrong ;)

    Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 8:25 am | Permalink
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