Fwd: Re: "jimmies" in Philadelphia
edkeer at YAHOO.COM
Tue Jul 6 02:16:34 UTC 2004
That confirms what I thought was my intuition, but
being so long out of Philly and also lactose
intolerant since leaving I didn't trust my judgement.
--- Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:
> from a by now virtual native speaker...
> --- begin forwarded text
> To: Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: "jimmies" in Philadelphia
> Date: Mon, 05 Jul 2004 16:36:32 EDT
> From: "Ellen F. Prince"
> <ellen at central.cis.upenn.edu>
> >Do you know from jimmies in Philly?
> That's what they're called here. That's the ONLY
> thing they're
> called here. And that was what they were called when
> we moved
> here in 1967. Some people seem to know the term
> sprinkles but
> the ones I've discussed this with think sprinkles is
> for the multi-colored, non-chocolate kind.
> I never knew they were also called jimmies in
> Boston. Live
> and learn.
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