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    Garden

    Dear valued English language experts,
    in my new apartment I found a Starbucks coffee cup with a New Jersey The Garden State imprint on it. I‘m wondering why it‘s garden. Don‘t the Americanos call a garden ˋbackyard´ anymore?

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    Re: Garden

    New Jersey calls itself the Garden State. It's a slogan.

    https://www.quora.com/Why-is-New-Jer...e-Garden-State

    In English they are called Americans. "Any more" is two words.
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    Re: Garden

    Quote Originally Posted by ManilaUndergroundBoss View Post
    Dear valued English language experts, Unnecessary. Just go ahead and ask your question.

    In my new apartment I found a Starbucks coffee cup with a 'New Jersey The Garden State' imprint on it. I‘m wondering why it‘s 'garden'. Don‘t the Americans call a garden ˋbackyard´ any more?
    Please note my amendments to your question.

    You should not post any more new threads until you have done what you were asked in this earlier thread.

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    Re: Garden

    It's the Garden State because it used to have a great many "market gardens" where farmers raised fruits and vegetables for Northeastern urban markets. We don't call the land around houses "gardens"; we use that word for tracts and patches of land dedicated to growing specific things.
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