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03-12-2006, 10:18 AM
I have a question- what does 'bump' mean??

03-12-2006, 10:21 AM
In what context?

In knitting, I think of "bump" meaning the little, well, bump made by a purl stitch, as opposed to the flat "V" made by a knit stitch.

Am I understanding your question right?

03-12-2006, 10:29 AM
If you just see the word "bump" in a post, it usually means that person who typed it wants to bump a post to the top of the list to draw attention to the topic again.

For example, if you see a post the was started in Jun of last year and you want the forum to talk about it again, you just post a reply with "bump" in it ...

Let me see if I can find a good bump for you ... :)

03-12-2006, 10:34 AM
Thanks, guys!!

03-12-2006, 10:34 AM
Aaaah, a forum bump! :doh:

03-12-2006, 11:06 AM
Originally, b.u.m.p stood for "bump up my post". It's used to revive a thread that has not had responses in a while, to make it more visible to people who may not have seen it, or solicit more responses to a thread.

It's fairly standard across all online forums.

Dang, I just outed my geekness, huh?

03-12-2006, 12:40 PM
and over the pond...it's a pregnant belly. :roflhard:

03-12-2006, 10:50 PM
you can tell I teach...I was thinking of it in the context that my students use it, which basically means "crap" or something like that....

ex: "Bump! I dropped a stitch"

LOL.... :roflhard: ...I crack myself up.

03-13-2006, 12:37 AM
Showing my age... Bump is a dance done to Barry White music... :blush:

03-13-2006, 09:07 AM
I asked my husband what he thought "bump" meant and he said, "well, either the thing you always hit in the road or the way I renew a thread on penciljack.." LOL... :roflhard: