("SJ", "The Shore", "Near Philly", et.al.)
The region of Southern New Jersey, close to Philadelphia, generally middle to upper- middle class.
Often credited by inhabitants only for its convenience stores & (other) inhabitants, who (according to the former) apparently are all assholes.
Political opinion varies per town. Per acre, really. Far left, walk a few blocks, far right.
Highly suburban areas place great emphasis on the youth commmunity, with its good public schooling & numerous trashy high-class shopping outlets.
Most adults aged 30+ are in the suburbs to raise a family. Often through a lifetime of hard work, Baby Boomers settle in a 'nice neighborhood' in SJ only to yield offspring not nearly as disciplined or adept to the outside world.
Most youths who complain about South Jersey stay there, due to inactivity developed from years of complaining.
Most youths, for better and for worse, fall into social categories. Devotion to these labels vary.
Grass covers the highway medians, which is more than North Jersey can say. Wooods still line roads & backyards, and parks, lakes, & pines are but a short drive away.
Rednecks still prevail on the outskirts of suburbia.
A generally nice place to live & grow up.
One of the best places to live in the world in terms of safety, economy, environment, education, etc.
We still complain though. it's not perfect.
(Typical conversation between a South & a North Jerseyan)

North: Hi, I'm from North Jersey.
South: Hi, I'm from South Jersey.
N: Wanna get a sub at the Quick Stop?
S: No, I've got a hoagie from WaWa.
N: I didn't know you liked cold cuts.
S: No, I like lunchmeat.
N: Did you see that show in NYC?
S: No, I saw one in Philly.
N: How do you say 'water'?
S: 'water'.
N: OMG! What about 'coffee'?
N: !!

(Conversation continues with discussions on which region has superior food and whether Central Jersey exists.)

(Wow; most of the bracketed words are filthy!)
#jersey #suburbs #pine barrens #burbs #sticks
by Exxor the Slain February 19, 2006
Top Definition
South Jersey..because Philadelphia is our city, we love WaWa(and there is at least 1 every 5 miles), the Eagles(people randomly shout out the E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLES cheer EVERYWHERE), a good hoagie not sub/hero, a real cheesesteak, jimmies on our ice cream, you ask what exit one if from off of the NJ turnpike,its the shore not the beach (and you always go there after prom), you know where the cherry hill, moorestown, deptford and even echelon mall are, and we think North Jersey should be a separate state.
It's wudder not water.
by Nicole May 07, 2005
Southern part of jersey obvoiusly. People who live there have a 'south jersey accent.' we dont say JOYSEEY, we say JERZY. Wawa's took over all the 7-11s and you go somewhere other then jersey you wonder why there arent any wawas... South Jerzy rockz
South Jersy Choir DIrector:
Just becuz you live in SOUTH jersey doesn't mean you have to sound like it!
by n/a March 19, 2005
if your from south jersey, all you do is get "fucked-up" on PBR or Miller-light on the weekends. you wanna get out, but you still love it. you think philly is the shit. you go to wildwood after prom. you shop mainly in delaware. you dont watch real world: philly. your school probably sucks. you go to wawa at least once a week. you say "wooter". youre the only person in the tri-state area that can drive a car properly. you think that north jersey should be a diffrent state, its completely diffrent. youre proud, and you love it.
i <3 south jersey so much, i cant wait to get the fuck outa here.
by cheeko March 14, 2005
The southern half of New Jersey. Made up of these counties: Camden, Gloucester, Burlington, Ocean, Atlantic, Salem, Cumberland, & Cape May. South Jersey's two area codes are 856 & 609. Trenton does not count as South Jersey but Six Flags Great Adventure does. Anything south of I-195 is South Jersey. South Jersey has no sports teams and no one roots for the Nets or Devils, they root for the 76ers, Eagles, Flyers, & Phillies. South Jersey got Camden, which is one of the most dangerous cities in America. South Jersey is really nice and it aint really like the hood. SJ Rules!!!
South Jersey is the shiznit. :)

You Down with O.P.P? yeah u kno me!
by Treach July 20, 2004
south jersey is the southern region of New Jersey. How do you know what is south jersey? take out your map of New Jersey get out a big red marker and draw a line that slopes from south of trenton down to just north of atlantic city. If your from south jersey you most likely LOVE wawas, and you LOVE philadelphia and philadelphia sports teams, also you HATE north jersey, they are all so lame up there.
I'm from south jersey, I think I am going to eat a wawa hogie while watching the philadelphia eagles
by iamslowlyfading February 10, 2005
South Jersey is the best in the world. First and foremost you can't purchase lottery tickets at WaWa...only at Hertiage and 7-11 if you can find one. You can get to almost anywhere on the White and Black Horse Pikes, Rt 73 and Rt 42. We don't have to get out the car to pump gas. You look forward every summer to eat Jersey corn, tomatoes, peaches, strawberries and blueberries from roadside stands. You don't have to leave South Jersey to have a good time and if you do just pay 3 dollars to roll across the bridge for some city fun.
South Jersey is a great place to live.
#south jersey #wawa #stores #roads #shore
by Str8 So. Jerzee chick September 28, 2007
You go to a north jersey school and they all make fun of the way you say your "o"s because they just dont know how to fucking say it. North jersey is scum to you. you LOVE hoagies and might have even worked in a hoagie place. u know where to get a good cheesesteak and even if u dont really like wawa u still rep it. Philly is your city and u dont care how many times the phillies or eagles have let you down, you STILL love them and support them. North jersey really is its own state. SOUTH JERSEY IS WHERE ITS AT BABY and ill take being a hippie over being an uptight NY wanna be any day.
South jersey is just the shit
#philly #south jersey #wawa #cheesesteak #hoagie
by Sozz October 29, 2005
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