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Old 03-12-2006, 10:18 AM   #1
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What does 'bump' mean?
I have a question- what does 'bump' mean??
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Old 03-12-2006, 10:21 AM   #2
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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?
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Old 03-12-2006, 10:29 AM   #3
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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 ...
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Old 03-12-2006, 10:34 AM   #4
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Old 03-12-2006, 10:34 AM   #5
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Aaaah, a forum bump!
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Old 03-12-2006, 11:06 AM   #6
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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.


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Old 03-12-2006, 12:40 PM   #7
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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.... ...I crack myself up.
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Old 03-13-2006, 12:37 AM   #9
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Showing my age... Bump is a dance done to Barry White music...
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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...
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