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Old 11-29-2009, 11:12 AM
 
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What are the differences?
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Old 11-29-2009, 11:19 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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One of them is an island LOL
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Old 11-29-2009, 11:25 AM
 
Location: moving again
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One is new. The other, old.
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Old 11-29-2009, 11:42 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Two COMPLETELY different places.
The Isle of Jersey consist of only 91,600 people and it's only a 46 square mile Island.

New Jersey consist of 8.6 million people and it's 8,729 square miles.
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Old 11-29-2009, 04:21 PM
 
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so far pretty true. I was wondering culturally. People in NJ are known for being rude, loud etc.
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Old 11-29-2009, 04:24 PM
 
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so far pretty true. I was wondering culturally. People in NJ are known for being rude, loud etc.
People in 'Jersey old' are known for not being known lol.
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Old 11-29-2009, 05:57 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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so far pretty true. I was wondering culturally. People in NJ are known for being rude, loud etc.
Culturally, New Jersey has made itself one of the wealthiest and most educated states while The Jersey Isle on the other hand, is only known for being the reason NJ has it's name.

I guess some people are just too ignorant to figure this out. "Jersey-tude"
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Old 11-30-2009, 08:16 AM
 
Location: 30-40°N 90-100°W
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I think I have a coin from old Jersey, but maybe it's from Guernsey.

Jersey was apparently occupied by the Nazis in WWII and some were sent to concentration camps. It also has its own form of the Norman language, although most of them no longer speak it. Lastly it is known for a kind of potato and, like other Channel Islands I believe, not having a Value-Added-Tax.

Occupation Memorial
BBC - Jersey - About Jersey
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/recipes/5076757/Jersey-Royal-potatoes-Pick-of-the-crop.htm (broken link)

The following on Wikipedia may have more.

Category:Jersey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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