from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. excellent, very fun
- v. Present participle of jump.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. of jump, to leap.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In ceramics, the staining of the glaze on the under parts of pieces of ceramic ware: a potters' term. This effect is sometimes noticed on pieces decorated with flow-blue color.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of participating in an athletic competition in which you must jump
- n. the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground
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"IPO + privacy issues + your grandma joining + one redesign too many + general social-network fatigue = Fonzie on water-skis," he says, referring to the rather-desperate "Happy Days" episode that gave rise to the expression "jumping the shark."
The term jumping on the bandwagon may have been attributed to PT Barnum who was attributed as saying "There's a sucker born every minute."
Here's a quote from the wiki entry: The term jumping the shark alludes to a specific scene in a 1977 episode of the TV series Happy Days when the popular character Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli literally jumps over a shark while water skiing.
A fall I had in jumping from the window of the Tuileries, the fatigue of a tramp of twelve leagues, and my painful reflections on the deplorable events which had just taken place, overcame me to such a degree that I had a very high fever.
Hence the term jumping the shark refers to the point in a series in which the writers do something ridiculous in order to pull in some ratings.
Now that's what I call jumping the shark (or in this case, the guppy).
SANCHEZ: That's what they call jumping in the boat, my friend.
I thought the incident was blackly funny, until I was reminded of the case of Rebekah Lawrence, a woman who committed suicide by jumping from the top of a Sydney office building after attending a “self-help” course that, as part of its program, included childhood regression sessions.
But for huge dog like Great Dane, jumping is certainly a big problem and can potentially result in injuries.
Three people, including a 7-year-old girl, managed to escape the Thursday shooting spree by jumping from a window, Assistant Chief Jim Pugel said at a news conference.