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#188301 - 12/17/09 03:47 AM Not a grasshopper  
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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?

#188304 - 12/17/09 05:02 AM Re: Not a grasshopper [Re: Jackie]  
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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?


Ceci n'est pas un seing.
#188306 - 12/17/09 11:23 AM Re: Not a grasshopper [Re: zmjezhd]  
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Without sleaves it is called vest. Don't know if in English that can be knitwear too.

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#188313 - 12/17/09 06:12 PM Re: Not a grasshopper [Re: BranShea]  
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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

#188316 - 12/17/09 09:25 PM Re: Not a grasshopper [Re: kah454]  
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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.

#188322 - 12/18/09 02:49 AM Re: Not a grasshopper [Re: olly]  
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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.

#188378 - 12/20/09 09:09 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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