cen at caption.org
Fri Oct 10 16:55:26 EDT 2003
> Fair enough changing words like "jumper" which mean different things in the
> different countries, but not Mum/Mom.
What's the difference? In the UK, a jumper would be a garment - but the
"falling jumper" worn by spacers in some of Larry Niven's work (e.g. the story
about First Contact with the kzinti) is clearly also a garment.
I know about electric-circuit jumpers, but what else can the word mean? Does
it really mean different things in different countries, or is it just sometimes
replaced with the (rather icky) term "sweater".
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