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    Jersey girl?

    Hi,
    I heard this term "Jersey girl" on TV show a couple time. Not sure which one. but, besides the girl is from New Jersey, is there any special meaning behind it?
    Just wondering. Thanks!

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    Re: Jersey girl?

    Quote Originally Posted by philau View Post
    Hi,
    I heard this term "Jersey girl" on TV show a couple time. Not sure which one. but, besides the girl is from New Jersey, is there any special meaning behind it?
    Just wondering. Thanks!
    ********** NOT A TEACHER **********

    Hello, Philau.

    (1) As I type this, no one else has answered, so may I start?

    (2) I went on the Internet and found out that Jersey Girl refers

    to some girls born and raised in the state of New Jersey. A Jersey Girl

    is said to:

    love pizza

    love beer

    have beautiful hair

    have a mouth on her. (That is, she is not shy. She tells you what

    she thinks.)

    (a) In English, we have the word stereotype. That means that we say

    people in group X act this way. For example, there is a stereotype that

    all the people in group X are good at mathematics. Of course, that is not

    true. Some are and some aren't. Well, Jersey Girl is a stereotype. Not

    all girls born in New Jersey love beer or have a mouth on them!!!

    *****

    We also have the term Valley Girl. The stereotype says that she:

    lives in California (in the Los Angeles area)

    gets anything she wants from her parents

    spends a lot of time at the shopping mall

    does not get very good marks at school

    is always saying words such as:

    like

    oh my god

    whatever

    totally

    This is, of course, a stereotype. Many girls in California speak

    good English and are very intelligent.

    *****

    In your country, do you also have stereotypes? For example, do you

    say that all the people in area X are good or bad or stupid or

    smart? That is a stereotype, because -- of course -- NOT all the people

    in area X are good or bad or stupid or smart.

    *****

    Let's hope that a Jersey or Valley Girl answers you.

    Thank you

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    Re: Jersey girl?

    Hello, TheParser

    I just wanna to thank you for making efforts to help others,including me, to master English.
    You are really wonderfuf,helpful motivating as well.
    Thank you so mutch.

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    Re: Jersey girl?

    Quote Originally Posted by abdoss View Post
    Hello, TheParser

    I just wanna to thank you for making efforts to help others,including me, to master English.
    You are really wonderfuf,helpful motivating as well.
    Thank you so mutch.
    I completely agree. Thank you TheParser we love you!

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    Re: Jersey girl?

    Quote Originally Posted by abdoss View Post
    Hello, TheParser

    I just wanna to thank you for making efforts to help others,including me, to master English.
    You are really wonderfuf,helpful motivating as well.
    Thank you so mutch.
    I agree with you too. Thank you TheParser we ALL love you!
    Last edited by Atchan; 21-Jul-2010 at 01:03.

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    Re: Jersey girl?

    Couldn't agree more! The Parser, as the nickname suggests, knows a lot of English.

    He is well-known for his detailed, referenced (almost always) and smart answers and comments.

    I gotta love the way that sometimes he starts answering:

    If I am correct...

    Of course, I may be completely wrong, but this is how I interpret your
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    Re: Jersey girl?

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    I gotta love the way that sometimes he starts answering:
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    Re: Jersey girl?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ********** NOT A TEACHER **********

    Hello, Philau.

    (1) As I type this, no one else has answered, so may I start?

    (2) I went on the Internet and found out that Jersey Girl refers

    to some girls born and raised in the state of New Jersey. A Jersey Girl

    is said to:

    love pizza

    love beer

    have beautiful hair

    have a mouth on her. (That is, she is not shy. She tells you what

    she thinks.)
    ...
    Apart from the hair, this sounds a bit like an 'Essex girl'

    b

    PS Hmm, Essex is on the outskirts of London. Go figure... (Well, I shall.)
    Last edited by BobK; 21-Jul-2010 at 11:27. Reason: Added PS

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    Re: Jersey girl?

    Thanks, BobK. I heard the term "Essex girl" once and wondered what sort of stereotype it entailed. Now I know!

    On the subject of Jersey girls, anyone interested in really understanding what that means should try to watch an episode of the reality TV show "Jersey Shore." It's awful television, more cliched than realistic, but it will help you "get" the stereotype.

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    Re: Jersey girl?

    Many of the jokes about Essex girls were about sexual promiscuity.

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