The Invention Of ‘Jaywalking’

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In the 1920s, cars were seen as killing machines invading pedestrian streets. But, the invention of the word “jaywalking” made cars the winner of America’s pedestrian-car war. “Jaywalking” comes partly from the word “jay”: an uncultured, unsophisticated person from the countryside. So, to be a jaywalker was to be a country bumpkin who walks without a care in the world for their safety. The car industry crafted this scheme because they knew city folk were self-conscious and had an unending desire to be cool. Read full article here

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