Now a term of solidarity for the people of West Cumbria who struggled successfully through hard times, especially the inhabitants of White'evan (Whitehaven) and Wukitn (Workington).
Me marra fray Merypoort sa jam eater too! Ahreet?
Jam eaters n prood of it!
Are you a jam eater? (West Cumbrian)
Jam eaters against the rest.
The real reason is that at one time the town of Workington was richer than Whitehaven and they used to be able to afford the luzury of Jam. Hence the phrase was coined in Whitehaven who were jealous of their Workington pals.
Jen:great, now go and change your shirt you fuckin' jam eater!