Hmmm? This week's highlights? WKU football lost for the third time in a row for at home this past Saturday, but won at the away game at Austin Peay last night. How does this pertain to me? Well, it comes down to if WKU gets a place in the Bowl games this year. We already have enough wins to have a bid, and in roughly two weeks, some rich guys who know about football decide which college football teams will play in the Bowl tournament...or something. If WKU gets placed, there are 3 different placements that play at different times: before Christmas break (around Dec 12/16ish), Christmas Eve and Day, and sometime in January, I think. If WKU gets placed, then the marching band has to play, even if it's on Christmas (though I may get out of that one, fingers-crossed!).
Other than that, it's been a normal week with class and stuff.
On to today's topic: Sweaters! What are they?!
A sweater, pullover, jumper, or jersey is a relatively heavy shirt intended to cover the torso and arms of the human body and typically to be worn over a shirt, blouse, t-shirt or other top.
Within the realm of sweaters, there are lots of different design details such as necklines (crew vs V-neck vs turtleneck, etc.), waist length, hemlines, and sleeve length. However there is a significant division in sweaters: Cardigans and pullovers.
Cardigans: Open in front
Pullovers: Pulled over head (duh. Includes hoodies.)
If a sweater has no sleeves, it is called a vest.
From what I could find, there are very few differences between a sweater and a jacket, but here they are:
A sweater conforms to the body, and they are usually made from cotton, synthetic fibers, or a mix.
Jackets open at the front, so a cardigan could technically be called a jacket.
Jackets are lighter and less insulating than a coat, but usually provides some sort of protection from the elements.
Of course,' jacket' is a VERY broad term and can include life jackets, bomber jackets, blazers, boleros, chefs' jackets, jean jackets, and motorcycle jackets.
Then I found this thing called sweater-jackets. I couldn't find a definition, but looking at the pictures, a sweater-jacket is a sweater (made of same fabrics as regular sweaters), but structured like a jacket.
Hope this was helpful/informative. I'll try to answer your questions if you have any.
I didn't include how different countries (coughEnglandSouthAfricaAustrialiaETCcough) call sweaters/jackets all different things, but it's a thing and gets confusing.