. If everyone is done pissing and moaning over Americas evil culture appropriation, lets get down to the brass tacks. Then they discovered that they could actually get Americans to watch their more impenetrable BBC TV serials by peppering the dialog with nonsense like “wireless” for radio, “telly” for TV and, yes, “jumper” for “sweater.” Now they’ve got PBS viewers trained to jump like Pavlov’s dog at the drop of a “jam buttie” and folks like you are wondering what’s wrong with our natural American words. Thank you, ‘Word Detective’ for a neutral and educating look into the world of words and language. Hemlines can be of different lengths and the type of collar and whether or not there is pleating are also variables in the design. They come in all sorts of iterations … It’s simple. “It’s a 4ply or fingering weight jumper knitted from the collar down," he explained. It usually covers your torso and arms. Why do you pronounce buttocks like Butt Ox? Some people need to read the description that the Word Detective is “Words and language in a humorous vein”. Then there’s the idiocy that they all seem to possess that prevents them from understanding that, unlike their tiny, tiny, little country, the United States is vast, which leads to many different pronunciations of the same word in different regions. This is your basic sweater with long sleeves and buttons down the front. Ginny Weasley asking her mother where her jumper was. Cable knit sweaters add a textural element beyond the fabric’s material itself. Created by SimpliSafe, an American security company, this festive blue and white jumper, complete with snowflake and padlock patterns, can help keep overzealous relatives at bay. It is the best option for those who rather a fresh and young look in their outfit. I am English and I am also British and my passport says I am a citizen of the United Kingdom. A cardigan (to me) is something different and was something that buttoned up at the front, fairly loose fitting and often (but not always) quite heavy. Click to see full answer. What is a Jumper? Fast forward to the 17th century and we see another development in knitted garments. Early Modern English – the language used by Shakespeare – is dated from around 1500. It’s the Americans that always have to be different to all the other English speaking countries. So ‘jumper’. There are some sweater cardi jokes no one knows (to tell your friends), to make you laugh out loud.Take your time to read jokes and riddles where you ask a question with answers, or where the setup is the punchline. Learn more about the difference between "sweater" and "jumper" below. Tom. Harry Patch is a man who died in 2009 and was a British soldier who fought in WW1 (collectively all those men were referred to as Tommies). In the 1800s, artists and workmen often wore a large thick shirt called a "jump" which would be called a smock in today's terms. Who wants to wear something that makes you sweat? In reply to the very first post written as “Hot enough for you”? Just a very old expression. Sweater vests, to the jest of Demetri Martin, are also back. They were popular in the 20th century, particularly in the 1970s in the UK, and are again growing in popularity in this century. Both usually cover the wearer’s torso and arms. Vanwaar komt het woord ‘sweater’? The United Kingdom is made up of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The sweater was associated with the roll neck and in my mind, associated with Naval and military types ( again films drove this thought) and outdoor, cold weather types like farmers, shepherds etc. They were made from white and blue-dyed cotton and featured symbolic patterns called Khufic woven into them. I like it! Q From Helen Schupp: I’m curious about different meanings of the word jumper as an article of clothing. Cannot remember wearing crewe necks too often as a kid and for some reason, I tend to associated the crewe neck with 3 things. The sweaters, which are limited to 20 per style, are called “keepsake knits”. We move forward with life and not live in the past. #FunFacts #Fashion Why is a pullover called a Jumper in the UK & Ireland but a Sweater in the USA? Yeah well, sod off with your codswallop, tossers! They only took up the French word for the sport en mass in the 1980s. An interesting opinion however would just like to point out that ‘American language’ is English, from England and America was found by Britain therefore if there is a ‘normal first language’ it is British. It is also an oversized sweater that is both comfortable and flattering. Hey, I enjoyed the joke. As for pullover, I suppose that would be used to refer only to the subset of sweaters that one puts on by pulling them over one's head, which would exclude … 2. But here it goes anyway because I felt like playing along. Do some research, and everyone get off your snotty high horses. On the contrary, the Brits are famous for changing words. Cable knits — sometimes called Aran or fisherman sweaters — are made using cable needles which help in raising yarns in specific patterns to achieve crossing textures on the surface of the fabric. A fairly substantial land mass “found” most likely by the Vikings, but certainly found by Columbus. Jumper was always used for pullover garments to keep warm, knitted of course! It seemed like such a random request. Again, teachers and academics are associated with roll neck sweaters, often with leather patches on the elbows. Dialects develop. A jumper has no opening at the front and is put on over the head. There are a variety of different types of sweater styles, as well, and not all of them will stop at the base of your neck. A sweater, also called a jumper in British English, is a piece of clothing, typically with long sleeves, made of knitted or crocheted material, that covers the upper part of the body. I won’t go into the hundreds of mispronunciations committed by the english while they butcher the language they “invented”. I suggest you stay clear of words containing two or more syllables. Is this just an example of American arrogance? Also academics such as teachers or college/university types. Please subscribe if you found this interesting! You say that the Brits started changing THEIR words after world war 2 but the word ‘jumper’ came around in the mid 19th century? Folks, language evolves. Beth, I think you need to study some history after you finish your course in “paying attention 101″. There is American English, UK English, Canadian English, etc. It is English. The garment is supposed to keep you warm and presumably comfortable. This is especially true in Europe, where English has largely taken over the former roles of French and (much earlier) Latin as a common language used to conduct business and diplomacy, share scientific and technological information, and otherwise communicate across national boundaries. We have to accept the term ‘British English’ on computer software because the US culture is so dominant globally. I like the idea that we changed words after WWII to boost tourism. At least since 1970 or earlier. Etymology of the Day: Sweater. I personally say that we in the US speak American, because out particular dialect is different from England’s, and the same follows for Canada, Australia etc. The propensity of Yanks to say ‘England’ when they mean Britain or the UK is very, very annoying…and I’m English. I wonder if it started here and, like “Neighbours”, later invaded the Motherland. It is also an oversized sweater that is both comfortable and flattering. There was also the polo neck pullover which was really a fashion garment and usually light weight. Some fancy Dan bloke, often seen in old British films wearing a cravat under it or (bizarrely) Steve McQueen as the clean cut all American boy in films again. A jumper or jumper dress (in American English), pinafore dress or informally pinafore or pinny (British English) is a sleeveless, collarless dress intended to be worn over a blouse, shirt, T-shirt or sweater. "It features lace work, bead work and what’s called a graduated fade in colour. Sweater: In the UK this is the same as a jumper, a garment you wear over your shirt, with no buttons, and is pulled over your head. The great thing about the boyfriend sweater is that it goes with both casual and dressy occasions, especially because it comes in such a wide selection of fabrics and colors. If you mean the British meaning of 'jumper,' otherwise known as a 'sweater,' it is called "un pull." Yarn issue to production - Yarn distributor is employed for distributing yarn cones to operators. If you mean Britain, say Britain. In British English, a sweater may also be called a pullover, jumper or jersey. Northern and Southern Welsh people speak English with different accents, or they speak Welsh. Sweaters can be defined by many characteristics, most notably the cut or … I’d like you to travel back in time to the year 1776. Maybe you do in the States? To search for a specific phrase, put it between quotation marks. The first time I heard the British reference “jumper” for a sweater was when I was watching Harry Potter with my kids. Look them up, and learn another English dialect. Oh well… So many English words are derived from French (beef and Boaef), others from Latin, some from northern Europe, and languages do continue to evolve. Tough to see, as it was the first sentence of the very next thing you would have read after your hissy-fit had subsided. WHat is the politically correct term nowadays? Just kidding, of course. Simplified: We make up new words to be different ain’t that right? The word sweater in Australia didn’t really arrive until the 1980’s with commercial sweatshirts for training gear. If it was cut & sewn from a knitted fabric though, such as fleece it would be called a windcheater in Victoria or a sloppy joe I think in NSW if my memory is correct. A Crewe neck jumper/pullover was something more casual. I add to the debase on Jumper, Ganda. If you mean the British meaning of 'jumper,' otherwise known as a 'sweater,' it is called "un pull." Capital idea! It’s a Germanic grammar with tons of vocabulary with Latin roots from Spanish and French, and then mashed up and morphed by centuries of colonization on six continents with even more languages. How did “toilet” get changed to “restroom” in the “American” language? Loving all the banter! And each have their own flavour of ‘English’ with their slang. They’re doing it on purpose. "Jumper" is a term mainly used in England, while the term "sweater" is more common in American usage. The bastardised version you speak in the United States is American English. Bethany, you may have been too busy sniffling about the second paragraph to read the first sentence of the third paragraph, where the author mentions that he was ‘just kidding’ about what he had said in the second paragraph. The word ‘jumper’ was in common use in the 1950’s by my parents and grand parents too. Don’t you love the British use of jumpers rather than sweaters? Hmmmm. I’m not really sure if this is a joke question. In America the word jumper refers to a sleeveless pullover dress that you wear over a blouse or sweater and it’s often made of corduroy. A sweater, or a jumper or a pullover depending on where you are from, is a knitted garment that covers the upper body and arms. First the English language did not originate in England. “Jumper” is actually derived from the noun “jump,” a modified form of the French “jupe,” used to mean a short coat in the 19th century (and completely unrelated to “jump” meaning “leap”). The second paragraph rang quite true to me. the answer is obvious and right in front of you. In rugby the same, except Northern Ireland is combined with the Republic of Ireland as simply ‘Ireland’. It is an old expression referring to sheep who jump. Americans always put the emphasis in the wrong place, and sound like idiots. Cardigan Sweater. I think I might have even worn these myself during the 70’s. A sweater, or a jumper or a pullover depending on where you are from, is a knitted garment that covers the upper body and arms. I’m halfway through a book “The last fighting Tommy” where Harry Patch describes wearing a “sweater”, which peaked my curiosity as I’ve never heard it referred to that way, outside of America. If it was cut & sewn from a knitted fabric though, such as fleece it would be called a windcheater in Victoria or a sloppy joe I think in NSW if my memory is correct. A sweater is a kind of knitted top, and knitted garments have been around much longer than the infamous Christmas sweater. Global variation among different English dialects and accents remains significant today. The word "jumper" when used to mean a sweater comes from an obsolete term for a large, loose men's jacket called a jump. A jumper (British English), or jersey, is a garment intended to cover the torso and arms. jumper definition: 1. a piece of clothing with long sleeves that is usually made from wool, is worn on the upper part…. If over-sensitive Poms read it that way, they might get less miffed and more amused. Yes we Americans speak English, isn’t that what our textbooks call it? Kids, kids, KIDS!! This type of sweater is a cardigan with a V-neck, and it is usually a button-down sweater. The country as a whole is technically the UK, but Britain tends to be acceptable to people in Northern Ireland, at least those from the loyalist tradition. Born in the 60’s in Australia. Find directions for a jumper and knit a blue jumper. The Aran jumper (Irish: Geansaí Árann) is a style of jumper that takes its name from the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. This has to be the weirdest article I’ve ever read? In the Early 60’s, going to school during the colder months, I wore a V neck jumper. )and the colonies was, in fact, English. It’s a mystery. Example: soccer. Jumper is a knitted garment typically with long sleeves, worn over the upper body. Modern English proper, similar in most respects to that spoken today, was in place by the late 17th century. The english do purposely use words that are different from words used in America. | Modemythes, http://the-toast.net/2014/03/19/a-linguist-explains-british-accents-of-yore/. This kind of “training” is, of course, known to be very dangerous today (and produces only dehydration, not weight loss). Craig: Wow that Kiersten can really fill out a Sweater if you know what I mean! Dom declared out of the blue a few minutes ago. Athletes in training wore woolen sweaters when exercising in order to induce profuse sweating and thereby cause (it was thought) weight loss (“As for Pilling .., the little ruffian actually weighs over 8 stone; but we’re going to make him run a mile every day, with four sweaters, and three pairs of flannel trousers on,” 1890). In American English a jumper is a sleeveless, collarless dress that you wear over a blouse, shirt or knitted top. Michael Lewis above said it best: “What started as a light-hearted post…turned into a slagging match…”. In the United States, this definition is what usually comes to mind. The wool of course comes from sheep. For as long as I can remember I have always been interested in people, languages, and culture for what divides us also binds us. Called the "Social Distancing Sweater", it is armed with motion sensors that monitor a 1.8 … I agree with Beth. I am not saying it is right but just that it is how I remember things. In Australia we use other words for clothing you may not understand: Jersey, Cardigan, Guernsey. And let’s not forget that English is an amalgam of many other languages based on the incredible number of invasions both of and by the various people in the British Isles? A jumper or jumper dress (in American English), pinafore dress or informally pinafore or pinny (British English) is a sleeveless, collarless dress intended to be worn over a blouse, shirt, T-shirt or sweater. Christmas jumpers — that’s sweaters to non-Anglophiles — are simultaneously beloved and reviled in the U.K. as well. sweater ( Nothing complicated about it. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_English. You were perfectly right to say that the Brits, did not find/found America. It made no sense to me as American. But the business with sweaters being called “jumpers” threw me for a loop the first time I ran into it in conversation. V neck so you could see the shirt and tie underneath. The only sniffling and whining I can see comes from Andy and Lost in Translation?? "The word 'sweater' is disgusting!" Scots, a form of English traditionally spoken in parts of Scotland and the north of Ireland, is sometimes treated as a separate language. Any idea why we’ve chosen over time to name it for what happens when you use it when you shouldn’t (when the temperature doesn’t call for it)? The Late West Saxon dialect eventually became dominant; however, a greater input to Middle English came from the Anglian dialects. We can’T even claim a homogenous “American” English. In North American English a jumper is known as a sweater or pullover. Get over it. The garment was named Jumper! In sport we have separate national football teams for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The efforts of English-speaking Christian missionaries has resulted in English becoming a second language for many other groups. Knitted clothing is created through the process of using needles to loop or knot yarn together to form a piece of fabric. Most people wear “Hoodies” today. The History of the United States' Golden Presidential Dollars, How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Changed Schools and Education in Lasting Ways. It can be sleeved, sleeveless, collared, V-neck, round neck, zipped, or even buttoned. The use of “jumper” as a simple synonym for “sweater” is apparently a fairly recent further extension of the term, and hadn’t made it into the OED as of 1989. Great Britain? What they originated, is what goes. In australia a pullover made from wool is often colloquially called a jumper. The terminology can be confusing because a jumper is also a sleeveless dress worn over a shirt or a one-piece article of clothing for a small child in both British and American English. […] The Word Detective: Jumper / Sweater  […]. A garment worn by children when their mother is cold. A garment worn by children when their mother is cold. The cardigan sweater was named after James Thomas Brudenell, the seventh Earl of Cardigan and military captain who led his troops at The Charge of the Light Brigade into the Valley of Death. This oversized, 'sloppy'-style sweater was borrowed from the back closet and adopted by beatniks and bobby soxers. Created by SimpliSafe, an American security company, this festive blue and white jumper, complete with snowflake and padlock patterns, can help keep overzealous relatives at bay. In my town our election ballots are printed in English, Spanish, a Chinese dialect and an Indian dialect. It was also not unusual to have two pockets on the front. Anyway, that is my take on it. American English is in fact closer to the English spoken in the Colonial Period. The word jumper is used in Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Ireland, Wales etc. Sweaters are worn by adults and children of all genders, often over a shirt, blouse, T-shirt, or other top, but sometimes next to the skin. Sweaters were traditionally made from wool but can now be made of cotton, synthetic fibers, or any comb I was introduced to the term ‘sweater’ through American knitting pattern books. American English is a dialect derived from immigrants from the Britain who were not well educated in the language, and contained many British dialect words, and modified by all those foreign immigrants that went to the Land of the Free especially the Germans. So however bizarre you may find our spelling and grammar, the fact remains that it’s our language and we say what’s correct usage. Pullover is another word for Jumper. A sweater over the shoulders is associated by many, rightly or wrongly, with the landed upper classes. As for jumpers I don’t wear them. As a child, I was fascinated at how Apaches and other native American Indians resembled the Indochinese. I checked with my mother, who was born in New Zealand in the 1930s, and she always knew them as ‘jumpers’. Hey, can we pretty please stop calling other commenters idiots? But, please, Britain, is made up of England, Scotland and Wales; the Irish are not part of Britain. 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. If everyone is done pissing and moaning over Americas evil culture appropriation, lets get down to the brass tacks. Then they discovered that they could actually get Americans to watch their more impenetrable BBC TV serials by peppering the dialog with nonsense like “wireless” for radio, “telly” for TV and, yes, “jumper” for “sweater.” Now they’ve got PBS viewers trained to jump like Pavlov’s dog at the drop of a “jam buttie” and folks like you are wondering what’s wrong with our natural American words. Thank you, ‘Word Detective’ for a neutral and educating look into the world of words and language. Hemlines can be of different lengths and the type of collar and whether or not there is pleating are also variables in the design. They come in all sorts of iterations … It’s simple. “It’s a 4ply or fingering weight jumper knitted from the collar down," he explained. It usually covers your torso and arms. Why do you pronounce buttocks like Butt Ox? Some people need to read the description that the Word Detective is “Words and language in a humorous vein”. Then there’s the idiocy that they all seem to possess that prevents them from understanding that, unlike their tiny, tiny, little country, the United States is vast, which leads to many different pronunciations of the same word in different regions. This is your basic sweater with long sleeves and buttons down the front. Ginny Weasley asking her mother where her jumper was. Cable knit sweaters add a textural element beyond the fabric’s material itself. Created by SimpliSafe, an American security company, this festive blue and white jumper, complete with snowflake and padlock patterns, can help keep overzealous relatives at bay. It is the best option for those who rather a fresh and young look in their outfit. I am English and I am also British and my passport says I am a citizen of the United Kingdom. A cardigan (to me) is something different and was something that buttoned up at the front, fairly loose fitting and often (but not always) quite heavy. Click to see full answer. What is a Jumper? Fast forward to the 17th century and we see another development in knitted garments. Early Modern English – the language used by Shakespeare – is dated from around 1500. It’s the Americans that always have to be different to all the other English speaking countries. So ‘jumper’. There are some sweater cardi jokes no one knows (to tell your friends), to make you laugh out loud.Take your time to read jokes and riddles where you ask a question with answers, or where the setup is the punchline. Learn more about the difference between "sweater" and "jumper" below. Tom. Harry Patch is a man who died in 2009 and was a British soldier who fought in WW1 (collectively all those men were referred to as Tommies). In the 1800s, artists and workmen often wore a large thick shirt called a "jump" which would be called a smock in today's terms. Who wants to wear something that makes you sweat? In reply to the very first post written as “Hot enough for you”? Just a very old expression. Sweater vests, to the jest of Demetri Martin, are also back. They were popular in the 20th century, particularly in the 1970s in the UK, and are again growing in popularity in this century. Both usually cover the wearer’s torso and arms. Vanwaar komt het woord ‘sweater’? The United Kingdom is made up of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The sweater was associated with the roll neck and in my mind, associated with Naval and military types ( again films drove this thought) and outdoor, cold weather types like farmers, shepherds etc. They were made from white and blue-dyed cotton and featured symbolic patterns called Khufic woven into them. I like it! Q From Helen Schupp: I’m curious about different meanings of the word jumper as an article of clothing. Cannot remember wearing crewe necks too often as a kid and for some reason, I tend to associated the crewe neck with 3 things. The sweaters, which are limited to 20 per style, are called “keepsake knits”. We move forward with life and not live in the past. #FunFacts #Fashion Why is a pullover called a Jumper in the UK & Ireland but a Sweater in the USA? Yeah well, sod off with your codswallop, tossers! They only took up the French word for the sport en mass in the 1980s. An interesting opinion however would just like to point out that ‘American language’ is English, from England and America was found by Britain therefore if there is a ‘normal first language’ it is British. It is also an oversized sweater that is both comfortable and flattering. Hey, I enjoyed the joke. As for pullover, I suppose that would be used to refer only to the subset of sweaters that one puts on by pulling them over one's head, which would exclude … 2. But here it goes anyway because I felt like playing along. Do some research, and everyone get off your snotty high horses. On the contrary, the Brits are famous for changing words. Cable knits — sometimes called Aran or fisherman sweaters — are made using cable needles which help in raising yarns in specific patterns to achieve crossing textures on the surface of the fabric. A fairly substantial land mass “found” most likely by the Vikings, but certainly found by Columbus. Jumper was always used for pullover garments to keep warm, knitted of course! It seemed like such a random request. Again, teachers and academics are associated with roll neck sweaters, often with leather patches on the elbows. Dialects develop. A jumper has no opening at the front and is put on over the head. There are a variety of different types of sweater styles, as well, and not all of them will stop at the base of your neck. A sweater, also called a jumper in British English, is a piece of clothing, typically with long sleeves, made of knitted or crocheted material, that covers the upper part of the body. I won’t go into the hundreds of mispronunciations committed by the english while they butcher the language they “invented”. I suggest you stay clear of words containing two or more syllables. Is this just an example of American arrogance? Also academics such as teachers or college/university types. Please subscribe if you found this interesting! You say that the Brits started changing THEIR words after world war 2 but the word ‘jumper’ came around in the mid 19th century? Folks, language evolves. Beth, I think you need to study some history after you finish your course in “paying attention 101″. There is American English, UK English, Canadian English, etc. It is English. The garment is supposed to keep you warm and presumably comfortable. This is especially true in Europe, where English has largely taken over the former roles of French and (much earlier) Latin as a common language used to conduct business and diplomacy, share scientific and technological information, and otherwise communicate across national boundaries. We have to accept the term ‘British English’ on computer software because the US culture is so dominant globally. I like the idea that we changed words after WWII to boost tourism. At least since 1970 or earlier. Etymology of the Day: Sweater. I personally say that we in the US speak American, because out particular dialect is different from England’s, and the same follows for Canada, Australia etc. The propensity of Yanks to say ‘England’ when they mean Britain or the UK is very, very annoying…and I’m English. I wonder if it started here and, like “Neighbours”, later invaded the Motherland. It is also an oversized sweater that is both comfortable and flattering. There was also the polo neck pullover which was really a fashion garment and usually light weight. Some fancy Dan bloke, often seen in old British films wearing a cravat under it or (bizarrely) Steve McQueen as the clean cut all American boy in films again. A jumper or jumper dress (in American English), pinafore dress or informally pinafore or pinny (British English) is a sleeveless, collarless dress intended to be worn over a blouse, shirt, T-shirt or sweater. "It features lace work, bead work and what’s called a graduated fade in colour. Sweater: In the UK this is the same as a jumper, a garment you wear over your shirt, with no buttons, and is pulled over your head. The great thing about the boyfriend sweater is that it goes with both casual and dressy occasions, especially because it comes in such a wide selection of fabrics and colors. If you mean the British meaning of 'jumper,' otherwise known as a 'sweater,' it is called "un pull." Yarn issue to production - Yarn distributor is employed for distributing yarn cones to operators. If you mean Britain, say Britain. In British English, a sweater may also be called a pullover, jumper or jersey. Northern and Southern Welsh people speak English with different accents, or they speak Welsh. Sweaters can be defined by many characteristics, most notably the cut or … I’d like you to travel back in time to the year 1776. Maybe you do in the States? To search for a specific phrase, put it between quotation marks. The first time I heard the British reference “jumper” for a sweater was when I was watching Harry Potter with my kids. Look them up, and learn another English dialect. Oh well… So many English words are derived from French (beef and Boaef), others from Latin, some from northern Europe, and languages do continue to evolve. Tough to see, as it was the first sentence of the very next thing you would have read after your hissy-fit had subsided. WHat is the politically correct term nowadays? Just kidding, of course. Simplified: We make up new words to be different ain’t that right? The word sweater in Australia didn’t really arrive until the 1980’s with commercial sweatshirts for training gear. If it was cut & sewn from a knitted fabric though, such as fleece it would be called a windcheater in Victoria or a sloppy joe I think in NSW if my memory is correct. A Crewe neck jumper/pullover was something more casual. I add to the debase on Jumper, Ganda. If you mean the British meaning of 'jumper,' otherwise known as a 'sweater,' it is called "un pull." Capital idea! It’s a Germanic grammar with tons of vocabulary with Latin roots from Spanish and French, and then mashed up and morphed by centuries of colonization on six continents with even more languages. How did “toilet” get changed to “restroom” in the “American” language? Loving all the banter! And each have their own flavour of ‘English’ with their slang. They’re doing it on purpose. "Jumper" is a term mainly used in England, while the term "sweater" is more common in American usage. The bastardised version you speak in the United States is American English. Bethany, you may have been too busy sniffling about the second paragraph to read the first sentence of the third paragraph, where the author mentions that he was ‘just kidding’ about what he had said in the second paragraph. The word ‘jumper’ was in common use in the 1950’s by my parents and grand parents too. Don’t you love the British use of jumpers rather than sweaters? Hmmmm. I’m not really sure if this is a joke question. In America the word jumper refers to a sleeveless pullover dress that you wear over a blouse or sweater and it’s often made of corduroy. A sweater, or a jumper or a pullover depending on where you are from, is a knitted garment that covers the upper body and arms. First the English language did not originate in England. “Jumper” is actually derived from the noun “jump,” a modified form of the French “jupe,” used to mean a short coat in the 19th century (and completely unrelated to “jump” meaning “leap”). The second paragraph rang quite true to me. the answer is obvious and right in front of you. In rugby the same, except Northern Ireland is combined with the Republic of Ireland as simply ‘Ireland’. It is an old expression referring to sheep who jump. Americans always put the emphasis in the wrong place, and sound like idiots. Cardigan Sweater. I think I might have even worn these myself during the 70’s. A sweater, or a jumper or a pullover depending on where you are from, is a knitted garment that covers the upper body and arms. I’m halfway through a book “The last fighting Tommy” where Harry Patch describes wearing a “sweater”, which peaked my curiosity as I’ve never heard it referred to that way, outside of America. If it was cut & sewn from a knitted fabric though, such as fleece it would be called a windcheater in Victoria or a sloppy joe I think in NSW if my memory is correct. A sweater is a kind of knitted top, and knitted garments have been around much longer than the infamous Christmas sweater. Global variation among different English dialects and accents remains significant today. The word "jumper" when used to mean a sweater comes from an obsolete term for a large, loose men's jacket called a jump. A jumper (British English), or jersey, is a garment intended to cover the torso and arms. jumper definition: 1. a piece of clothing with long sleeves that is usually made from wool, is worn on the upper part…. If over-sensitive Poms read it that way, they might get less miffed and more amused. Yes we Americans speak English, isn’t that what our textbooks call it? Kids, kids, KIDS!! This type of sweater is a cardigan with a V-neck, and it is usually a button-down sweater. The country as a whole is technically the UK, but Britain tends to be acceptable to people in Northern Ireland, at least those from the loyalist tradition. Born in the 60’s in Australia. Find directions for a jumper and knit a blue jumper. The Aran jumper (Irish: Geansaí Árann) is a style of jumper that takes its name from the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. This has to be the weirdest article I’ve ever read? In the Early 60’s, going to school during the colder months, I wore a V neck jumper. )and the colonies was, in fact, English. It’s a mystery. Example: soccer. Jumper is a knitted garment typically with long sleeves, worn over the upper body. Modern English proper, similar in most respects to that spoken today, was in place by the late 17th century. The english do purposely use words that are different from words used in America. | Modemythes, http://the-toast.net/2014/03/19/a-linguist-explains-british-accents-of-yore/. This kind of “training” is, of course, known to be very dangerous today (and produces only dehydration, not weight loss). Craig: Wow that Kiersten can really fill out a Sweater if you know what I mean! Dom declared out of the blue a few minutes ago. Athletes in training wore woolen sweaters when exercising in order to induce profuse sweating and thereby cause (it was thought) weight loss (“As for Pilling .., the little ruffian actually weighs over 8 stone; but we’re going to make him run a mile every day, with four sweaters, and three pairs of flannel trousers on,” 1890). In American English a jumper is a sleeveless, collarless dress that you wear over a blouse, shirt or knitted top. Michael Lewis above said it best: “What started as a light-hearted post…turned into a slagging match…”. In the United States, this definition is what usually comes to mind. The wool of course comes from sheep. For as long as I can remember I have always been interested in people, languages, and culture for what divides us also binds us. Called the "Social Distancing Sweater", it is armed with motion sensors that monitor a 1.8 … I agree with Beth. I am not saying it is right but just that it is how I remember things. In Australia we use other words for clothing you may not understand: Jersey, Cardigan, Guernsey. And let’s not forget that English is an amalgam of many other languages based on the incredible number of invasions both of and by the various people in the British Isles? A jumper or jumper dress (in American English), pinafore dress or informally pinafore or pinny (British English) is a sleeveless, collarless dress intended to be worn over a blouse, shirt, T-shirt or sweater. Christmas jumpers — that’s sweaters to non-Anglophiles — are simultaneously beloved and reviled in the U.K. as well. sweater ( Nothing complicated about it. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_English. You were perfectly right to say that the Brits, did not find/found America. It made no sense to me as American. But the business with sweaters being called “jumpers” threw me for a loop the first time I ran into it in conversation. V neck so you could see the shirt and tie underneath. The only sniffling and whining I can see comes from Andy and Lost in Translation?? "The word 'sweater' is disgusting!" Scots, a form of English traditionally spoken in parts of Scotland and the north of Ireland, is sometimes treated as a separate language. Any idea why we’ve chosen over time to name it for what happens when you use it when you shouldn’t (when the temperature doesn’t call for it)? The Late West Saxon dialect eventually became dominant; however, a greater input to Middle English came from the Anglian dialects. We can’T even claim a homogenous “American” English. In North American English a jumper is known as a sweater or pullover. Get over it. The garment was named Jumper! In sport we have separate national football teams for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The efforts of English-speaking Christian missionaries has resulted in English becoming a second language for many other groups. Knitted clothing is created through the process of using needles to loop or knot yarn together to form a piece of fabric. Most people wear “Hoodies” today. The History of the United States' Golden Presidential Dollars, How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Changed Schools and Education in Lasting Ways. It can be sleeved, sleeveless, collared, V-neck, round neck, zipped, or even buttoned. The use of “jumper” as a simple synonym for “sweater” is apparently a fairly recent further extension of the term, and hadn’t made it into the OED as of 1989. Great Britain? What they originated, is what goes. In australia a pullover made from wool is often colloquially called a jumper. The terminology can be confusing because a jumper is also a sleeveless dress worn over a shirt or a one-piece article of clothing for a small child in both British and American English. […] The Word Detective: Jumper / Sweater  […]. A garment worn by children when their mother is cold. A garment worn by children when their mother is cold. The cardigan sweater was named after James Thomas Brudenell, the seventh Earl of Cardigan and military captain who led his troops at The Charge of the Light Brigade into the Valley of Death. This oversized, 'sloppy'-style sweater was borrowed from the back closet and adopted by beatniks and bobby soxers. Created by SimpliSafe, an American security company, this festive blue and white jumper, complete with snowflake and padlock patterns, can help keep overzealous relatives at bay. In my town our election ballots are printed in English, Spanish, a Chinese dialect and an Indian dialect. It was also not unusual to have two pockets on the front. Anyway, that is my take on it. American English is in fact closer to the English spoken in the Colonial Period. The word jumper is used in Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Ireland, Wales etc. Sweaters are worn by adults and children of all genders, often over a shirt, blouse, T-shirt, or other top, but sometimes next to the skin. Sweaters were traditionally made from wool but can now be made of cotton, synthetic fibers, or any comb I was introduced to the term ‘sweater’ through American knitting pattern books. American English is a dialect derived from immigrants from the Britain who were not well educated in the language, and contained many British dialect words, and modified by all those foreign immigrants that went to the Land of the Free especially the Germans. So however bizarre you may find our spelling and grammar, the fact remains that it’s our language and we say what’s correct usage. Pullover is another word for Jumper. A sweater over the shoulders is associated by many, rightly or wrongly, with the landed upper classes. As for jumpers I don’t wear them. As a child, I was fascinated at how Apaches and other native American Indians resembled the Indochinese. I checked with my mother, who was born in New Zealand in the 1930s, and she always knew them as ‘jumpers’. Hey, can we pretty please stop calling other commenters idiots? But, please, Britain, is made up of England, Scotland and Wales; the Irish are not part of Britain. 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why is a sweater called a jumper

Sweater: Sweatshirt: Knitted or crocheted upper wear that is designed to keep you warm by covering your arms and torso: A collarless loose upper garment that is designed to cover your upper body to make you sweat: Also called “cardigan” or “jumper” in the U.K. Also called a “jersey” in the U.K. Soft and elastic I am Australian, born in 1955, and “jumper” was used here as long as I can remember. It's a very comfortable shape that allows for easy movement, which is why you will often see it in athletic wear. Play nice now….don’t make me stop this car, now. You had it right in paragraph two. By the way, “multi syllabic” is one word. In the US, this refers to a type of dress with a pinafore-style top worn with a blouse or shirt; when my Australian daughter-in-law uses it, she means what I, an American English speaker, call a sweater … Learn more. It’s always fun to watch english people claim to have “invented” the language as well. The raglan sleeve is a classic sweater style that is noted by its shoulder seams that run across the front of the chest. Flash forward to the 20th century: The “Fair Isle” sweater trend was actually popularized by the Prince of Wales, who wore a Fair Isle design sweater vest (called “tank tops” by the English, much like an American sweater is referred to as a “jumper” in the UK, too) and ignited a … Fair Isle knitting gained considerable popularity when the Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII) wore Fair Isle jumpers in public in 1921. In American English, a pullover may also be called a sweater. No one is right or wrong. Jumper seems to have appeared about the middle of the nineteenth century, originally for what the Oxford English Dictionary describes as “A kind of loose outer jacket or shirt reaching to the hips”, in other words what I would call a fisherman’s smock. As nouns the difference between sweater and jumper is that sweater is a knitted jacket or jersey, usually of thick wool, worn by athletes before or after exercise while jumper is someone or something that jumps, eg a participant in a jumping event in track or skiing or jumper can be (chiefly|british|australian) a woolen sweater or pullover. The use of “sweater” in its modern sense of “heavy knitted top worn for warmth” had appeared by the early years of the 20th century. A sweater on the other hand, is a knitted garment that is made from the wool of a sheep and available in many shapes and designs. Of course we need all of these things more than you do! The primary “American language” but we have no single language here, and no single country founded us. This type of sweater is your basic go-to sweater when you’re running out the door and you know it’s cool outside. Craig: Wow that Kiersten can really fill out a Sweater if you know what I mean! Partially due to United States influence, English gradually took on the status of a global lingua franca in the second half of the 20th century. They are called jerseys also in Britain I … Anyone got any other theories? In British English, a sweater may also be called a pullover, jumper or jersey. First and foremost, it’s important to remember that sweaters might not always be called sweaters, depending on where you’re from. Craig : Dude why would you bring that up? A gansey (or guernsey) is a hardwearing, hand knitted, woollen jumper which has been worn by fishermen around the coast of Britian for many years. Then, however, I got to thinking about “sweater.” It’s actually kind of nasty, when you stand back and look at it. 400+ pages of science questions answered and explained for kids -- and adults! Yarn … Jumper definition: A jumper is a warm knitted piece of clothing which covers the upper part of your body and... | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples Jumper definition: A jumper is a warm knitted piece of clothing which covers the upper part of your body and... | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples The English language came to be exported to other parts of the world through British colonisation, and is now the dominant language in Britain and Ireland, the United States and Canada, Australia, New Zealand and many smaller former colonies, as well as being widely spoken in India, parts of Africa, and elsewhere. Differentiating between a ‘British’ accent and a ‘Scottish’ accent is meaningless! ‘England’ or ‘English’ is not a synonym for Britain or British. I find the word Sweater sounds rather disgusting. Chad: Yeah kinda like Jim in a speedo wow he has such an amazing cock! “Jumper” is actually derived from the noun “jump,” a modified form of the French “jupe,” used to mean a short coat in the 19th century (and completely unrelated to “jump” meaning “leap”). The raglan sleeve is a classic sweater style that is noted by its shoulder seams that run across the front of the chest. But what I’m really here for is the oddity of “jumper” not appearing in the OED until after 1989. Thank you for the article. The use of “jumper” as a simple synonym for “sweater” is apparently a fairly recent further extension of the term, and hadn’t made it into the OED as of 1989. And in point of fact, the evolution of the language has diverged much more on our side of the pond. It’s diabolical, I tell you. Sometimes they’re called jumpers or even pullovers. It incorporated many Renaissance-era loans from Latin and Ancient Greek, as well as borrowings from other European languages, including French, German and Dutch. — Chris Schultz. A jumper in the UK can be used generally for a sweater, pullover or sweatshirt. By the way a windcheater in the UK is a windproof jacket usually with a zip and an elasticated welt. John – who is known as Beardychiel in the knitting world – made the jumper over the course of 28 days, working 10 hours a day. I used to wonder why they were describing what we here in America call a dress that goes over a sweater! London is one of the fastest-changing places in the world for language. because of where the material originated from namely "Sheep" As you will probable know when one sheep jumps they all follow suit and jump. In Australia it would only apply to a knitted sweater. Your comments frequently make an invaluable contribution to the story of words and phrases in everyday usage over many years. Stay away from American history books and you may find the facts. Thank you for such a great post and sorry that ‘Beth’ had to start a flame when she brought up – “An interesting opinion, however would just like to point out that ‘American language’ in English, from England and America was found by Britain therefore if there is a ‘normal first language’ it is British.”. Typical America arrogance! It's a very comfortable shape that allows for easy movement, which is why you will often see it in athletic wear. They had little to nothing to do with it. So when I see idiotic comments like this one: “It is not the words used that bothers me, it is the pronunciation of multi syllabic words. Then there is always; Thongs, Cordial etc. You also say ‘natural American words’ when the language you speak is English which was being spoken before your country was even founded? Dear Word Detective: I recently had one of those interesting British vs. American language moments, when I realized that many Brits call sweaters “jumpers.” That made me giggle (particularly as the speaker, a grown man, referred to his “stripy jumper”), since I will always associate jumpers with rugrats, for better or worse. If anything, perhaps the first true Americans were the Asians who crossed over around 15,000bc from what we now call the baring straights and it wasn’t until another 16,500 years after this that the first waves of Europeans started arriving. Jumper is Australian & English term for sweater. Please note that comments are moderated, and will sometimes take a few days to appear. "Jumper" is a term mainly used in England, while the term "sweater" is more common in American usage. Here now! Barbra Barbra Barbra Now My nose is out of joint do you not love the New Zealand Accent too? I doubt very much that the Brits are still mad, due to 1776! I actually have a theory as to why there are these odd disparities between normal (i.e., American) usage and the weird locutions the Brits come up with. ( Single tear sliding down cheek as I type this). Aussies use the term Jumper for wollen Winter garment. They did, however, found a colony or three in North America. In the United States however, "jumper" refers to a style of women's sleeveless dress, worn over a blouse or shirt, and "jersey" refers to a knit shirt, especially if part of an athletic uniform. [citation needed]. A jumper is either a pullover or a cardigan, distinguished in that cardigans open at the front while pullovers do not.

. If everyone is done pissing and moaning over Americas evil culture appropriation, lets get down to the brass tacks. Then they discovered that they could actually get Americans to watch their more impenetrable BBC TV serials by peppering the dialog with nonsense like “wireless” for radio, “telly” for TV and, yes, “jumper” for “sweater.” Now they’ve got PBS viewers trained to jump like Pavlov’s dog at the drop of a “jam buttie” and folks like you are wondering what’s wrong with our natural American words. Thank you, ‘Word Detective’ for a neutral and educating look into the world of words and language. Hemlines can be of different lengths and the type of collar and whether or not there is pleating are also variables in the design. They come in all sorts of iterations … It’s simple. “It’s a 4ply or fingering weight jumper knitted from the collar down," he explained. It usually covers your torso and arms. Why do you pronounce buttocks like Butt Ox? Some people need to read the description that the Word Detective is “Words and language in a humorous vein”. Then there’s the idiocy that they all seem to possess that prevents them from understanding that, unlike their tiny, tiny, little country, the United States is vast, which leads to many different pronunciations of the same word in different regions. This is your basic sweater with long sleeves and buttons down the front. Ginny Weasley asking her mother where her jumper was. Cable knit sweaters add a textural element beyond the fabric’s material itself. Created by SimpliSafe, an American security company, this festive blue and white jumper, complete with snowflake and padlock patterns, can help keep overzealous relatives at bay. It is the best option for those who rather a fresh and young look in their outfit. I am English and I am also British and my passport says I am a citizen of the United Kingdom. A cardigan (to me) is something different and was something that buttoned up at the front, fairly loose fitting and often (but not always) quite heavy. Click to see full answer. What is a Jumper? Fast forward to the 17th century and we see another development in knitted garments. Early Modern English – the language used by Shakespeare – is dated from around 1500. It’s the Americans that always have to be different to all the other English speaking countries. So ‘jumper’. There are some sweater cardi jokes no one knows (to tell your friends), to make you laugh out loud.Take your time to read jokes and riddles where you ask a question with answers, or where the setup is the punchline. Learn more about the difference between "sweater" and "jumper" below. Tom. Harry Patch is a man who died in 2009 and was a British soldier who fought in WW1 (collectively all those men were referred to as Tommies). In the 1800s, artists and workmen often wore a large thick shirt called a "jump" which would be called a smock in today's terms. Who wants to wear something that makes you sweat? In reply to the very first post written as “Hot enough for you”? Just a very old expression. Sweater vests, to the jest of Demetri Martin, are also back. They were popular in the 20th century, particularly in the 1970s in the UK, and are again growing in popularity in this century. Both usually cover the wearer’s torso and arms. Vanwaar komt het woord ‘sweater’? The United Kingdom is made up of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The sweater was associated with the roll neck and in my mind, associated with Naval and military types ( again films drove this thought) and outdoor, cold weather types like farmers, shepherds etc. They were made from white and blue-dyed cotton and featured symbolic patterns called Khufic woven into them. I like it! Q From Helen Schupp: I’m curious about different meanings of the word jumper as an article of clothing. Cannot remember wearing crewe necks too often as a kid and for some reason, I tend to associated the crewe neck with 3 things. The sweaters, which are limited to 20 per style, are called “keepsake knits”. We move forward with life and not live in the past. #FunFacts #Fashion Why is a pullover called a Jumper in the UK & Ireland but a Sweater in the USA? Yeah well, sod off with your codswallop, tossers! They only took up the French word for the sport en mass in the 1980s. An interesting opinion however would just like to point out that ‘American language’ is English, from England and America was found by Britain therefore if there is a ‘normal first language’ it is British. It is also an oversized sweater that is both comfortable and flattering. Hey, I enjoyed the joke. As for pullover, I suppose that would be used to refer only to the subset of sweaters that one puts on by pulling them over one's head, which would exclude … 2. But here it goes anyway because I felt like playing along. Do some research, and everyone get off your snotty high horses. On the contrary, the Brits are famous for changing words. Cable knits — sometimes called Aran or fisherman sweaters — are made using cable needles which help in raising yarns in specific patterns to achieve crossing textures on the surface of the fabric. A fairly substantial land mass “found” most likely by the Vikings, but certainly found by Columbus. Jumper was always used for pullover garments to keep warm, knitted of course! It seemed like such a random request. Again, teachers and academics are associated with roll neck sweaters, often with leather patches on the elbows. Dialects develop. A jumper has no opening at the front and is put on over the head. There are a variety of different types of sweater styles, as well, and not all of them will stop at the base of your neck. A sweater, also called a jumper in British English, is a piece of clothing, typically with long sleeves, made of knitted or crocheted material, that covers the upper part of the body. I won’t go into the hundreds of mispronunciations committed by the english while they butcher the language they “invented”. I suggest you stay clear of words containing two or more syllables. Is this just an example of American arrogance? Also academics such as teachers or college/university types. Please subscribe if you found this interesting! You say that the Brits started changing THEIR words after world war 2 but the word ‘jumper’ came around in the mid 19th century? Folks, language evolves. Beth, I think you need to study some history after you finish your course in “paying attention 101″. There is American English, UK English, Canadian English, etc. It is English. The garment is supposed to keep you warm and presumably comfortable. This is especially true in Europe, where English has largely taken over the former roles of French and (much earlier) Latin as a common language used to conduct business and diplomacy, share scientific and technological information, and otherwise communicate across national boundaries. We have to accept the term ‘British English’ on computer software because the US culture is so dominant globally. I like the idea that we changed words after WWII to boost tourism. At least since 1970 or earlier. Etymology of the Day: Sweater. I personally say that we in the US speak American, because out particular dialect is different from England’s, and the same follows for Canada, Australia etc. The propensity of Yanks to say ‘England’ when they mean Britain or the UK is very, very annoying…and I’m English. I wonder if it started here and, like “Neighbours”, later invaded the Motherland. It is also an oversized sweater that is both comfortable and flattering. There was also the polo neck pullover which was really a fashion garment and usually light weight. Some fancy Dan bloke, often seen in old British films wearing a cravat under it or (bizarrely) Steve McQueen as the clean cut all American boy in films again. A jumper or jumper dress (in American English), pinafore dress or informally pinafore or pinny (British English) is a sleeveless, collarless dress intended to be worn over a blouse, shirt, T-shirt or sweater. "It features lace work, bead work and what’s called a graduated fade in colour. Sweater: In the UK this is the same as a jumper, a garment you wear over your shirt, with no buttons, and is pulled over your head. The great thing about the boyfriend sweater is that it goes with both casual and dressy occasions, especially because it comes in such a wide selection of fabrics and colors. If you mean the British meaning of 'jumper,' otherwise known as a 'sweater,' it is called "un pull." Yarn issue to production - Yarn distributor is employed for distributing yarn cones to operators. If you mean Britain, say Britain. In British English, a sweater may also be called a pullover, jumper or jersey. Northern and Southern Welsh people speak English with different accents, or they speak Welsh. Sweaters can be defined by many characteristics, most notably the cut or … I’d like you to travel back in time to the year 1776. Maybe you do in the States? To search for a specific phrase, put it between quotation marks. The first time I heard the British reference “jumper” for a sweater was when I was watching Harry Potter with my kids. Look them up, and learn another English dialect. Oh well… So many English words are derived from French (beef and Boaef), others from Latin, some from northern Europe, and languages do continue to evolve. Tough to see, as it was the first sentence of the very next thing you would have read after your hissy-fit had subsided. WHat is the politically correct term nowadays? Just kidding, of course. Simplified: We make up new words to be different ain’t that right? The word sweater in Australia didn’t really arrive until the 1980’s with commercial sweatshirts for training gear. If it was cut & sewn from a knitted fabric though, such as fleece it would be called a windcheater in Victoria or a sloppy joe I think in NSW if my memory is correct. A Crewe neck jumper/pullover was something more casual. I add to the debase on Jumper, Ganda. If you mean the British meaning of 'jumper,' otherwise known as a 'sweater,' it is called "un pull." Capital idea! It’s a Germanic grammar with tons of vocabulary with Latin roots from Spanish and French, and then mashed up and morphed by centuries of colonization on six continents with even more languages. How did “toilet” get changed to “restroom” in the “American” language? Loving all the banter! And each have their own flavour of ‘English’ with their slang. They’re doing it on purpose. "Jumper" is a term mainly used in England, while the term "sweater" is more common in American usage. The bastardised version you speak in the United States is American English. Bethany, you may have been too busy sniffling about the second paragraph to read the first sentence of the third paragraph, where the author mentions that he was ‘just kidding’ about what he had said in the second paragraph. The word ‘jumper’ was in common use in the 1950’s by my parents and grand parents too. Don’t you love the British use of jumpers rather than sweaters? Hmmmm. I’m not really sure if this is a joke question. In America the word jumper refers to a sleeveless pullover dress that you wear over a blouse or sweater and it’s often made of corduroy. A sweater, or a jumper or a pullover depending on where you are from, is a knitted garment that covers the upper body and arms. First the English language did not originate in England. “Jumper” is actually derived from the noun “jump,” a modified form of the French “jupe,” used to mean a short coat in the 19th century (and completely unrelated to “jump” meaning “leap”). The second paragraph rang quite true to me. the answer is obvious and right in front of you. In rugby the same, except Northern Ireland is combined with the Republic of Ireland as simply ‘Ireland’. It is an old expression referring to sheep who jump. Americans always put the emphasis in the wrong place, and sound like idiots. Cardigan Sweater. I think I might have even worn these myself during the 70’s. A sweater, or a jumper or a pullover depending on where you are from, is a knitted garment that covers the upper body and arms. I’m halfway through a book “The last fighting Tommy” where Harry Patch describes wearing a “sweater”, which peaked my curiosity as I’ve never heard it referred to that way, outside of America. If it was cut & sewn from a knitted fabric though, such as fleece it would be called a windcheater in Victoria or a sloppy joe I think in NSW if my memory is correct. A sweater is a kind of knitted top, and knitted garments have been around much longer than the infamous Christmas sweater. Global variation among different English dialects and accents remains significant today. The word "jumper" when used to mean a sweater comes from an obsolete term for a large, loose men's jacket called a jump. A jumper (British English), or jersey, is a garment intended to cover the torso and arms. jumper definition: 1. a piece of clothing with long sleeves that is usually made from wool, is worn on the upper part…. If over-sensitive Poms read it that way, they might get less miffed and more amused. Yes we Americans speak English, isn’t that what our textbooks call it? Kids, kids, KIDS!! This type of sweater is a cardigan with a V-neck, and it is usually a button-down sweater. The country as a whole is technically the UK, but Britain tends to be acceptable to people in Northern Ireland, at least those from the loyalist tradition. Born in the 60’s in Australia. Find directions for a jumper and knit a blue jumper. The Aran jumper (Irish: Geansaí Árann) is a style of jumper that takes its name from the Aran Islands off the west coast of Ireland. This has to be the weirdest article I’ve ever read? In the Early 60’s, going to school during the colder months, I wore a V neck jumper. )and the colonies was, in fact, English. It’s a mystery. Example: soccer. Jumper is a knitted garment typically with long sleeves, worn over the upper body. Modern English proper, similar in most respects to that spoken today, was in place by the late 17th century. The english do purposely use words that are different from words used in America. | Modemythes, http://the-toast.net/2014/03/19/a-linguist-explains-british-accents-of-yore/. This kind of “training” is, of course, known to be very dangerous today (and produces only dehydration, not weight loss). Craig: Wow that Kiersten can really fill out a Sweater if you know what I mean! Dom declared out of the blue a few minutes ago. Athletes in training wore woolen sweaters when exercising in order to induce profuse sweating and thereby cause (it was thought) weight loss (“As for Pilling .., the little ruffian actually weighs over 8 stone; but we’re going to make him run a mile every day, with four sweaters, and three pairs of flannel trousers on,” 1890). In American English a jumper is a sleeveless, collarless dress that you wear over a blouse, shirt or knitted top. Michael Lewis above said it best: “What started as a light-hearted post…turned into a slagging match…”. In the United States, this definition is what usually comes to mind. The wool of course comes from sheep. For as long as I can remember I have always been interested in people, languages, and culture for what divides us also binds us. Called the "Social Distancing Sweater", it is armed with motion sensors that monitor a 1.8 … I agree with Beth. I am not saying it is right but just that it is how I remember things. In Australia we use other words for clothing you may not understand: Jersey, Cardigan, Guernsey. And let’s not forget that English is an amalgam of many other languages based on the incredible number of invasions both of and by the various people in the British Isles? A jumper or jumper dress (in American English), pinafore dress or informally pinafore or pinny (British English) is a sleeveless, collarless dress intended to be worn over a blouse, shirt, T-shirt or sweater. Christmas jumpers — that’s sweaters to non-Anglophiles — are simultaneously beloved and reviled in the U.K. as well. sweater ( Nothing complicated about it. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_English. You were perfectly right to say that the Brits, did not find/found America. It made no sense to me as American. But the business with sweaters being called “jumpers” threw me for a loop the first time I ran into it in conversation. V neck so you could see the shirt and tie underneath. The only sniffling and whining I can see comes from Andy and Lost in Translation?? "The word 'sweater' is disgusting!" Scots, a form of English traditionally spoken in parts of Scotland and the north of Ireland, is sometimes treated as a separate language. Any idea why we’ve chosen over time to name it for what happens when you use it when you shouldn’t (when the temperature doesn’t call for it)? The Late West Saxon dialect eventually became dominant; however, a greater input to Middle English came from the Anglian dialects. We can’T even claim a homogenous “American” English. In North American English a jumper is known as a sweater or pullover. Get over it. The garment was named Jumper! In sport we have separate national football teams for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The efforts of English-speaking Christian missionaries has resulted in English becoming a second language for many other groups. Knitted clothing is created through the process of using needles to loop or knot yarn together to form a piece of fabric. Most people wear “Hoodies” today. The History of the United States' Golden Presidential Dollars, How the COVID-19 Pandemic Has Changed Schools and Education in Lasting Ways. It can be sleeved, sleeveless, collared, V-neck, round neck, zipped, or even buttoned. The use of “jumper” as a simple synonym for “sweater” is apparently a fairly recent further extension of the term, and hadn’t made it into the OED as of 1989. Great Britain? What they originated, is what goes. In australia a pullover made from wool is often colloquially called a jumper. The terminology can be confusing because a jumper is also a sleeveless dress worn over a shirt or a one-piece article of clothing for a small child in both British and American English. […] The Word Detective: Jumper / Sweater  […]. A garment worn by children when their mother is cold. A garment worn by children when their mother is cold. The cardigan sweater was named after James Thomas Brudenell, the seventh Earl of Cardigan and military captain who led his troops at The Charge of the Light Brigade into the Valley of Death. This oversized, 'sloppy'-style sweater was borrowed from the back closet and adopted by beatniks and bobby soxers. Created by SimpliSafe, an American security company, this festive blue and white jumper, complete with snowflake and padlock patterns, can help keep overzealous relatives at bay. In my town our election ballots are printed in English, Spanish, a Chinese dialect and an Indian dialect. It was also not unusual to have two pockets on the front. Anyway, that is my take on it. American English is in fact closer to the English spoken in the Colonial Period. The word jumper is used in Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, Ireland, Wales etc. Sweaters are worn by adults and children of all genders, often over a shirt, blouse, T-shirt, or other top, but sometimes next to the skin. Sweaters were traditionally made from wool but can now be made of cotton, synthetic fibers, or any comb I was introduced to the term ‘sweater’ through American knitting pattern books. American English is a dialect derived from immigrants from the Britain who were not well educated in the language, and contained many British dialect words, and modified by all those foreign immigrants that went to the Land of the Free especially the Germans. So however bizarre you may find our spelling and grammar, the fact remains that it’s our language and we say what’s correct usage. Pullover is another word for Jumper. A sweater over the shoulders is associated by many, rightly or wrongly, with the landed upper classes. As for jumpers I don’t wear them. As a child, I was fascinated at how Apaches and other native American Indians resembled the Indochinese. I checked with my mother, who was born in New Zealand in the 1930s, and she always knew them as ‘jumpers’. Hey, can we pretty please stop calling other commenters idiots? But, please, Britain, is made up of England, Scotland and Wales; the Irish are not part of Britain. 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