This page says that gumpen existed in Old German and Old Dutch. While this has disappeared in both High German (i.e. "standard German") and Dutch, gumpe is still used in Swiss German. (You would never say "springe" for "to jump" in Swiss German - at least not in the dialect spoken in Zürich.) Idem for "to tattle" - we say tädderle (or tätterle, since Swiss German doesn't have an official orthography), whereas in High German you only have "verpetzen". Just thought it'd be interesting to share. --184.108.40.206 10:30, 4 July 2010 (UTC) (twitter:lkjkorn19 for questions)
I'm not sure if this applies to journalism at large or simply to the blogosphere, but jump can also be used to mean a break, usually meant to save space on a front page, after which an article continues. I've only seen it online, but it seems reasonable that it could be etymologically traced to a newspaper article continuing from the front page to A12, or what-have-you. I'll try to find some sources on the etymology, but it seems common enough that the definition warrants its own entry as a noun. TennysonXII 03:42, 12 July 2011 (UTC)
Sample sentence for one of the verb definitions
It is quite a jump from teenage angst to bee-keeping. Isn't it actually being used as a noun here? 220.127.116.11 07:00, 3 December 2011 (UTC)
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"A button (of a joypad, joystick or similar device) whose only or main current function is that when it is pressed causes a video game character to jump (propel itself upwards)." This is a noun? "How many jumps have you pressed?" Never heard of it either, unlike, say, "press Fire". Equinox ◑ 13:40, 23 March 2012 (UTC)
- I was gonna say, surely any button can be known by its function, even when it's temporary (i.e. the same button may do something else for all other games. Like fire button or shoot button. Mglovesfun (talk) 13:44, 23 March 2012 (UTC)
Since this is RFV, I should say that that meaning is cited already. --Daniel 13:52, 23 March 2012 (UTC)
- I would say we can cite any key on a typical keyboard in an analogous way. The definition "R - a button on a keyboard that produces the letter R on the screen or paper in the case of a typewriter, or performs some predefined function when pressed" could be defended with the quotation "Press R or Z twice in order to get through this asteroid level." Delete. --Hekaheka (talk) 16:08, 23 March 2012 (UTC)
- Citations:jump does show "press jump", but IMO that is using the general sense of jump, and the video-game sense is a false distinction (a bit like when you split God into about 30 senses, one for each of God's attributes). Daniel, do you think that we should have "action keypress" entries at left, right, duck, crouch, perhaps even stab (a definable key in Green Beret) etc.? This would surely be redundant clutter. Do I have to move this to RFD? Equinox ◑ 13:59, 23 March 2012 (UTC)
- Shit, it already passed RFD, didn't it, via Start? What an awful decision. Fine, closing this, and hope it will be revisited one day by saner minds. Equinox ◑ 14:00, 23 March 2012 (UTC)