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Okay, so American sports uniforms are called jerseys.

The uniforms in Aussie rules are called guernseys.

Jersey and Guernsey are two sister islands, both dependencies of the British crown in the English channel just north of France.

Right.

So...why are uniforms called jerseys and guernseys...does anybody know?

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Jersey and Guernsey are the only British islands seized by German troops in WWII.

Now the German Adidas is attemping to monopolize American jerseys and Aussie guernseys.

Sorry for the very bad joke but I couldn't reprime myself. :D

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because it sounded better than calling them Statins and Manhattans?

If you're going to be a smartass, at least spell Staten Island correctly.

Back to my legitimate question now.

hey bro chill the fluff out. i was only trying to add a bit of humor to your life. <_< you dont have to be such a tight ass

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instead of writing the real f word and it comes out as "fluff", write it as F U C K just some good advice to capitalizing on these boards in your own way.

just so you know, board censors are there for a reason.

admin don't usually look kindly upon people who try to break the filter. it doesn't take a genius to figure out how to beat the censor... most of us just have enough respect for the moderators to refrain from doing so.

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Jersey and Guernsey are the only British islands seized by German troops in WWII.

Now the German Adidas is attemping to monopolize American jerseys and Aussie guernseys.

Sorry for the very bad joke but I couldn't reprime myself. :D

lol That's was pretty funny.

However, Puma (also German) is the supplier to 4 AFL clubs (Essendon, Hawthorn, Sydney, West Coast) and Adidas, right now, has only one (Collingwood) and with the acquisition, Reebok has one (Fremantle)

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Both are jumpers or sweaters.

The diffrence between a Jersey Jumper and Guernsey Jumpers, is the thickness of the material.

Jerseys are more lightweight, yet strong, the Guernsey is traditionally heavier.

Aussie Rules guernseys are now technically jerseys.

Rugby have always used Jerseys.

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OK students, time for a history lesson. "Jersey" is a term associated with machine-knit pullover garments. It has become interchangable with the word "sweater." It comes from the island where the fabric was first produced. "Guernsey" refers to a similar garment, but the cloth of a traditional guernsey was hand-knit, thicker and heavier than the fine-knit jersey cloth. Guernseys were originally worn by seamen in the Royal Navy. Guernsey has since become associated with Australian football, while the term "jersey" has become associated with any type of knit athletic garment. :rolleyes:

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because it sounded better than calling them Statins and Manhattans?

If you're going to be a smartass, at least spell Staten Island correctly.

Back to my legitimate question now.

hey bro chill the fluff out. i was only trying to add a bit of humor to your life. <_< you dont have to be such a tight ass

My bad dude, somebody had just pissed me off at the moment. Normally, I wouldn't have replied like that.

*daps* We cool, we cool.

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OK students, time for a history lesson. "Jersey" is a term associated with machine-knit pullover garments. It has become interchangable with the word "sweater." It comes from the island where the fabric was first produced. "Guernsey" refers to a similar garment, but the cloth of a traditional guernsey was hand-knit, thicker and heavier than the fine-knit jersey cloth. Guernseys were originally worn by seamen in the Royal Navy. Guernsey has since become associated with Australian football, while the term "jersey" has become associated with any type of knit athletic garment. :rolleyes:

Thank you, thank you. I was wondering if it had something to do with where they were first made. Much appreciated.

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because it sounded better than calling them Statins and Manhattans?

If you're going to be a smartass, at least spell Staten Island correctly.

Back to my legitimate question now.

hey bro chill the fluff out. i was only trying to add a bit of humor to your life. <_< you dont have to be such a tight ass

My bad dude, somebody had just pissed me off at the moment. Normally, I wouldn't have replied like that.

*daps* We cool, we cool.

Its all good. I get like that too sometimes. As they say on the streets, we cool. :P

Hugs and hand pounds to ya!!! ^_^

Cool!! Post 2500

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