Slang of the Stage--JAY

Sun Oct 8 21:45:29 UTC 2000

In my opinion it does, but there was a discussion of "jay-walking"
here a year or so ago, and there were those who insisted that a
"jay-walker" left a "J" shaped wake as he slanted across the street
and then changed course to duck between parked cars.  I asserted at
the time that nothing could be more obvious than that a jay-walker
crossed big city streets as a jay from the country would, who had
never seen a vehicle that moved faster than a haywagon.


Date:          Fri, 6 Oct 2000 23:16:06 EDT
From:          RonButters at AOL.COM
Subject:       Re: Slang of the Stage--JAY

In a message dated 10/6/00 12:40:28 PM, thompsng at ELMER4.BOBST.NYU.EDU writes:

<<  A 'jay' is an outsider of any description.
Country people are always jays and a town in the wild and woolly West
in a jay-town.  >>

Could this be related to the origin of J-walking????

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