Saturday, April 16, 2016

Language rich and fresh as Jersey cream

Jersey calves from

What does Jersey mean?
a) a sweater
b) an island in the English Channel
c) a kind of milk
d) a chocolate bar
e) a kind of cow
f) a knitted fabric
g) all of the above

Yes, g) is right. All that and more.

Before I saw the musical Jersey Boys (in Toronto, not Las Vegas), I didn't know the title referred not to English boys from Jersey, but American rock stars from New Jersey. Not herders of Jersey cattle from an idyllic island farm, but Italian descendants from the other side of the Brooklyn Bridge from New York.

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