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    #1

    morning jerks

    Does the sentence below sound all right to a native speaker of English?

    Every morning all the year round I do my morning jerks to dancing music.

    Is the phrase "morning jerks" instead of exercises widely used by native speakers? Which is more common?

    I came across this sentence in a worksheet I had been given by a senior teacher to teach vocabulary related to sport to my students. There is one more meaning of "jerk" - a dull guy, is it correct to use "jerks" when talking about morning exercises as physical activity one does to keep fit?

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    Re: morning jerks

    'Morning jerks' is not commonly heard.

    'Physical jerks' was once common but now sounds old-fashioned.

    You're more likely to hear morning workout these days.

    Rover

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    Re: morning jerks

    When I saw "morning jerks" I thought it was one of those radio shows.

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