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JV, jayvee or junior varsity?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Gomer, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Gomer

    Gomer Active Member

    I've taken to using jayvee because I saw a lot of U.S. papers referring to the high school junior teams that way.

    Am I out to lunch on this? Should I go back to junior varsity or JV, which is how I knew it when I played high school athletics? Is it just an American thing (I'm in Canada)?

    I'm getting a couple readers calling me a total idiot for using it but am not sure how to respond. Unfortunately, my gut feeling is that they're right.
  2. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    I always used junior varsity on first ref, JV afterward.
  3. Ditto here.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Around here, the coaches call it "B-team"
  5. Gomer

    Gomer Active Member

    Yeah, also known as "teams we don't touch with a 10-foot pole."

    Thanks for the responses. Only thing I'm now curious about is why anybody uses jayvee in the first place. Is it because it's a phonetical way of saying JV so that you don't have extra capital letters sitting around?
  6. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    Jayvee is slang. Use only if you use ain't in your text.
  7. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    I am unfamiliar with this concept.
  8. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member


    Jayvee strikes me as very 1960s. Like the jayvee harriers or something.
  9. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Yes, junior varsity or JV.

    Jayvee? Do you use "jew-coe," too?
  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    That's thinclads to you. :D
  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    I'll grapple you over that one, Coffeeman.
  12. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    After that, you guys can take out to the grid or the cage ...
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