Jimmies in NY?

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Jul 6 03:07:11 UTC 2004

On Mon, 5 Jul 2004, Ed Keer wrote:

> How sure are we that the term 'jimmies' is not used in
> NY? I just checked with my wife, a native of North
> Jersey with parents from Brooklyn. She said she always
> called them 'chocolate jimmies' and her parents did
> too.

I grew up on Long Island in the 1960s and never heard the term "jimmies"
until I went to college in Boston.

Fred Shapiro

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