Raj KAJ (scottobear) wrote,
Raj KAJ
scottobear

TIL

Today I learned that the word “Jay” used to mean stupid, and was eventually applied to country folk, who were seen as unworldly. When these country folk, or Jays, came to the city, they didn’t understand traffic signals and crosswalks and crossed wherever and whenever they could. Thus, they were “jaywalking.”

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Originally published at The Scotto Grotto. You can comment here or there.

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