Why do they call j walking j walking?

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Back in the day people refered to hicks or hillbillies as "jays". When a Jay made a visit to the big city they thought they could just cross the street anywhere they pleased and would get themselves almost run over. People would say, "look at that stupid jay walking". Eventually it became a ticket offense and the name just sort of stuck.
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What is j walking?

Crossing a street against a light, or crossing at a place that is not designated a crosswalk.

What does J Walk mean?

I am not quite sure but what it means to me is crossing the streets where there is not a crosswalk or intersection.

What does the j mean in j walk?

It is referred to as "Jay-walking" because instead of walking by making an "L" shape, one makes the shape of a "J", cutting off the corner.

Why was j walking made a law?

For the same reason that there are motor vehicle traffic laws. Pedestrians have an obligation to walk and move in a safe manner just like motor vehicles.

When j walking become a law?

In towns in the American Midwest in the early 20th century, "jay" was a synonym for "rube", a pejorative term for a rural resident, assumed by many urbanites to be stupid, sli

Who can not walk?

People without legs. Or people that have legs but have broken them.
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What is J walking in US?

J Walking; is considered to be walking in an absurd manner across a busy or heavily packed traffic wise intersection OUTSIDE of the cross walk, when traffic is moving or when
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Who will walk with you?

The person who will walk with you is the person that loves you, if you think they love you and they don't walk with you then they don't really love you.
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Where did the term J walking originate?

The word 'jaywalk' is a compound word derived from the word 'jay', an old word for an inexperienced person, and walk.
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What is a walk on?

what is a walk on in baseball