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Old 09-11-2008, 05:17 PM
 
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when talking to people not from the NYC metro or south jersey, or upstate, I say New York
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Old 09-11-2008, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Toms River, NJ
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I say New Jersey. Jersey is an island off of France. Not sure when I began getting snobby about it.
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Old 09-11-2008, 08:21 PM
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Location: Florida
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Okay, on a semi-similar topic...

what DOES bother me is when people say "Oh, so you're moving to JOISEY?"

no one in NJ calls it Joisey.
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Old 09-11-2008, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Jersey City
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Okay, on a semi-similar topic...

what DOES bother me is when people say "Oh, so you're moving to JOISEY?"

no one in NJ calls it Joisey.
OMG when I hear people say that I want to punch them in the nose!
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Old 09-11-2008, 11:45 PM
 
Location: South Philly
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OMG when I hear people say that I want to punch them in the nose!
haha. whenever people say that around me it gets really quiet and uncomfortable.
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Old 09-12-2008, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Sunshine N'Blue Skies
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Well I lived in New Jersey for 30 years and I say "Jersey" kinda lovingly............
Its been noted elsewhere that it is one of the states that you can just say "Jersey" to and people know what your talking about.
I say it with great love and respect for the state.........
I Love the Jersey Shore
The Jersey Beaches..........Jersey Stores.........Jersey Nightlife.
Its an endearing word for me to say.......IMHO
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:19 AM
 
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I'm guilty... I ALWAYS say "Jersey", always have always will
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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yup Jersey
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:26 AM
 
Location: "The Sunshine State"
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When talking to other people from NJ I will say "Jersey" but when talking to someone not from there I say "New Jersey.

It bothers me when non-New Jerseyans say "Jersey". Some woman at work said "oh, you're from Jersey." and I found myself correcting her . . . "yes, i'm from NEW Jersey."

It strikes me as disrespectful for some reason. Like, if you're not from NJ you have no business using our familiar term for it. Kinda like the "n" word in a way.

I was wondering if it's just me or if anyone else felt that way.
Same here..that is funny. It is almost like when the outer stater refers to us as coming from Jersey it sounds a little disrespectful to us! I know what ya mean and I agree!
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Old 09-12-2008, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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when talking to people not from the NYC metro or south jersey, or upstate, I say New York
lol
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