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Jersey

Postby Slava » Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:31 am

No, not New, but the island. They have their own language, and it's got some nice quirks to it:

http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2013 ... sey-shore/
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Re: Jersey

Postby Perry Lassiter » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:38 pm

And apparently a football jersey is derived from a knitted wool originating in Jersey. So did the cows (originate in Jersey).
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Re: Jersey

Postby Philip Hudson » Tue Dec 10, 2013 2:57 am

Yep, Jersey cows originated on Jersey. Lillie Langtry, the Jersey Lilly, famous singer and naughty girl of an earlier age was from there. She was the darling of kings, and perhaps mistress of one. Marilyn Monroe reminds me of her - Lillie, that is, not the Jersey cow.

Also: "What did Delaware?" "She wore a brand New Jersey."
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