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Well, what is it?
Jersey.  80%  [ 8 ]
Sweater.  10%  [ 1 ]
What is this 'hockey' you speak of?  10%  [ 1 ]
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:59 pm
 


I've seen said debate flare up on Twitter again just the other day, as well as some sports websites and columns I check out from time to time. There are a lot of hockey fans that line up on either side of this debate, and I have recently been drawn into it as well.

Hockey purists (and old geezers alike) seem to continue to refer to the garment that players wear as a 'sweater', while for as long as I have been alive (almost 39 years), it has been called a jersey, like the garments in other major professional sports. That being said, even I know that said garment started out life as a thick sweater made of wool, before being replaced sometime in the 1970's (or around there) by lighter materials, taking out the wool and making them more breathable and comfortable in the process.

While I understand that a lot of elderly hockey fans will continue to call it a 'sweater' no matter what anyone says, I'm sometimes shocked and dismayed by how rude they can be when you mention the word 'jersey' around them. At my workplace, we have Sports Fridays, where we can wear team apparel instead of our uniform. Recently, an elderly man commented on my co-worker's Maple Leaf jersey, saying it's the 'right sweater' and asked why we were dressed down. When I explained that it was Sports Friday and we could wear team jerseys like the Leaf jersey, he gave me a dirty look and left.

I did not expect to get involved in this, and I didn't have an opinion until now. If people want to call it a 'sweater', that's fine, as I like to call them 'jerseys'. This wasn't the first time I got a dirty look from someone for referring to hockey apparel as 'jerseys'.

What do YOU guys call it?

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:20 pm
 


Simple.


Any sweater that doesn't open at the front is technically a jersey. So unless someone can show me a cardigan design for a sports team's clothing (curling cardigans went out of style in the 60's) it's a freakin Jersey.


Here's a simple way to remember.

Jersey for athletes or their supporters and sweater/cardigan for a University Professor and his leather elbow patches.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:35 pm
 


I've called it both.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:12 pm
 


I call it a jersey. I was also blissfully unaware that this is even a thing. Don’t people have better things to do?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:02 pm
 


I've always called it a jersey though I have heard references to them being called sweaters.

'Sweater' to me is a garment meant to keep you warm, even if it's not made of wool specifically but at least heavier material than the polyester used to make jerseys.

However, if it's a sweatshirt or a hoody made of heavier material with a team logo on it then that would be a sweater.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:03 pm
 


housewife wrote:
I call it a jersey. I was also blissfully unaware that this is even a thing. Don’t people have better things to do?


Apparently not. Anyone over 60 gets offended for some reason when you call it a jersey.

8O

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:34 pm
 


I call it "un chandail de hockey".

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For the record, this story is called "The hockey sweater" in English.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:30 pm
 


CDN_PATRIOT wrote:
housewife wrote:
I call it a jersey. I was also blissfully unaware that this is even a thing. Don’t people have better things to do?


Apparently not. Anyone over 60 gets offended for some reason when you call it a jersey.

8O

-J.

They do?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:17 pm
 


CDN_PATRIOT wrote:
housewife wrote:
I call it a jersey. I was also blissfully unaware that this is even a thing. Don’t people have better things to do?


Apparently not. Anyone over 60 gets offended for some reason when you call it a jersey.

8O

-J.


No we don't. [B-o]


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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 4:25 pm
 


I've called it a jersey, but the original term was sweater:



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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 7:28 pm
 


Freakinoldguy wrote:
Simple.


Any sweater that doesn't open at the front is technically a jersey. So unless someone can show me a cardigan design for a sports team's clothing (curling cardigans went out of style in the 60's) it's a freakin Jersey.


Here's a simple way to remember.

Jersey for athletes or their supporters and sweater/cardigan for a University Professor and his leather elbow patches.



Baseball jerseys open in the front I’ve never heard it called a baseball sweater. I don’t think anyone calls anything a sweater anymore for any sport.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:33 pm
 


Jersey.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:08 pm
 


Jersey Royals are potatoes.

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Jersey Royals and Protected Status.

When you see the name Jersey Royals, you know that you can trust you are purchasing quality, as, apart from rhubarb, they are the only vegetable to have Protected Destination of Origin (PDO) status, meaning they can only be grown on Jersey. T
hey are often referred to as the 'champagne of the potato world' by people who care about where their food comes from. Each bag of Jersey Royals sold can be traced back to the farm on which the potatoes were grown, guaranteeing taste and quality.
The name Jersey Royals is emblematic of the sun soaked island, the fresh sea breezes and, in some cases, the 'Vraic', or seaweed, which is used by farmers as a natural fertiliser.


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