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#188301 - 12/16/09 10:47 PM Not a grasshopper
Jackie Offline

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This is for any Britspeaker out there...or anyone who can translate! Is a "jumper" just a pullover sweater, and if so, what do you-all call the kind of sweater that buttons or zips down the front?

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#188304 - 12/17/09 12:02 AM Re: Not a grasshopper [Re: Jackie]
zmjezhd Offline
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and if so, what do you-all call the kind of sweater that buttons or zips down the front?

Isn't that a cardigan?
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#188306 - 12/17/09 06:23 AM Re: Not a grasshopper [Re: zmjezhd]
BranShea Offline
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Without sleaves it is called vest. Don't know if in English that can be knitwear too.


Edited by BranShea (12/17/09 06:25 AM)

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#188313 - 12/17/09 01:12 PM Re: Not a grasshopper [Re: BranShea]
kah454 Offline
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Registered: 09/22/09
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Loc: Long Island, NY USA
Jumpers were the style of uniform the girls wore when I was in Catholic Elementary School back in the 50's-60's it is a sleeveless type of dress that looks like an apron. It was usually worn over a blouse or some other clothing

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#188316 - 12/17/09 04:25 PM Re: Not a grasshopper [Re: kah454]
olly Offline
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A Jumper would be the equivalent of a Jersey or pullover. With buttons in the front, a Cardigan or cardy as we say down ere.

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#188322 - 12/17/09 09:49 PM Re: Not a grasshopper [Re: olly]
Jackie Offline

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Ok. Merci. I didn't know if the term applied to both kinds of sweaters or just the one. And yes, kah, that's what I think of as a jumper; which is not the same as a pinafore.

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#188378 - 12/20/09 04:09 PM Re: Not a grasshopper [Re: Jackie]
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Jackie, over ankle high in snow here. We are snowhopping wearing woollen jumpers. At last. Victoire! Traffic blocked. Trams and trains unable to ride. Wonderful.

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