Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Furthering my education.....

I like to think that I am always learning. A perpetual student.

One way I further my education is by studying blogs. Blogs that deal with art, food, making things, decorating, food, humor, travel and food.

Some blogs have a gazillion followers.....some don't. They're all good.

But every once in a while I come across something I don't get. It seems like those people that work in the so called 'think tanks' need something to do now and then so they think up new and cutting edge terminology that suddenly envelops the world.

Such as people saying...."Having said that......blah, blah, blah....."

As it is, it's all I can do to keep up with LOL, OMG, BFF and WTF.

Suddenly, in the more fashionable blogs, I see the terms, "after the jump". This is usually after someone's introductory paragraph for their blog entry.

Stuff like that drives me nuts, or even to drink.

WTF is 'after the jump'??? Someone.....anyone.... please tell me!

Well, I don't hear anyone answering my question, so I guess I have to do the research myself.
Here is what I found out.....


After the motorcycle jump looks like this......


After the ski jump might be.....

After the horse jump....


After the high jump....


After the jump off  the boat....


After the bungee jump....
Soooo, having said that, I still don't get it.

Anyone?

16 comments:

Sharon Creech said...

hahahaha What pics you found!
If you are seriously wondering, I've always assumed that 'after the jump' means after the gap in text. (Jump from this bit of text to next bit.)

Elenka said...

Thanks, Sharon. That's kinda what I thought, but you've ALWAYS had to go somewhere after the gap in the text, but the phrase 'after the jump' seems new and really, unnecessary. If you ask me, of course.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

It's one of those old cliched things the Internet gets hold of and never let's go. It just means "click this link" or "continue reading here" meaning you have to click the damn thing to read more. Why "please click here to continue reading" isn't sufficient I have no idea. :)

Eva Gallant said...

I'm learning, too. I never happened to see "after the jump." But I love your explanatory photos!

Piecefulafternoon said...

I wasn't so interested in finding out what the phrase meant (if it actually means anything at all) I was interested in what the next photo would be - I was eating and should have been warned - I nearly choked on the laughter. Thanks for the fun. I'm learning that your are a very creative blogger (actually I already knew that)

Sandra said...

Hahahahahahah I just snorted my coke out my nose.

I don't understand what any of that stuff means. I actually was following a food blog and suddenly she started doing the "after the jump" stuff and I had NO idea what it even meant. It was enough for me to stop following the blog and just not care anymore LOL

brattcat said...

I'd explain 'after the jump' after the jump but I don't think I'm going to survive it (the jump, that is).

Traveling Bells said...

Da-yam...guess I don't get around to the right blogs cuz I haven't run across that one yet. Now I am edjumacated though...love the photos:)

Lili said...

Oh Elenka you do find some realy doosies!! Love them all. Have no idea what "after the jump" means either. ~Lili

Debbie said...

Ok so I enjoyed your photo explanation of After The Jump and I found out from your readers what it meant too! I'd say that's a win/win!! I was happy to read you had a wonderful holiday/New Year....I'll be back!!

Deb Shucka said...

I don't get it either, but I love your interpretation. Thanks for my afternoon chuckle.

Kathleen said...

I have no idea.....can I blame it on getting older?
Hugs,
Kathleen

Betsy from Tennessee said...

ha ha ha ha..... I think I would say "WTF" after any of those so-called JUMPS..... ha ha

I had seen those pictures before ---unbelievable...

I love blogging also---and enjoy all of the different types of blogs... Each of us has our fav's ---and believe me, there are some that I don't ever want to visit again... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Raina Cox said...

OMG - those are HILARIOUS.

Thanks so much for stopping by La Lamp Shade!

Best,

Raina
If the Lamp Shade Fits

Audrey at Barking Mad said...

I get so annoyed when the uber-bloggers use the term "after the jump" or even, "jump the shark."

Oh and that horse and rider photo...OUCH!

Anonymous said...

The horse in that photo died. He was purchased from New Zealand and was in the first Lord of the Rings. Laine Ashker almost died. The next instant the rider is crushed by the horse.This is called a rotational fall and nearly everytime kills the rider.