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Overused phrase of the day - Journal of Omnifarious

Apr. 30th, 2007

12:52 pm - Overused phrase of the day

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I saw this comment today:

Jumping the shark has jumped the shark.

So true. I've seen that phrase used so often and in so many contexts of highly dubious applicability that I think the phrase has been abused into worthlessness.

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From:earnan
Date:April 30th, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC)
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Funny, I just had to explain this term to my boss last week (though it was as a side comment to actually talking about Happy Days).
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From:earnan
Date:May 1st, 2007 02:01 am (UTC)
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And then about two hours later I go to pick something up from the printer at work, and someone had printed a picture of Fonze on the waterskis....
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From:rosencrantz319
Date:April 30th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
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From:akashayi
Date:April 30th, 2007 10:06 pm (UTC)
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... o_O; kweh?

never heard that term, actually.

Seattlean in origin? The twisted tongue of Hollywood?
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From:omnifarious
Date:May 1st, 2007 02:44 am (UTC)
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Sort of Hollywoodish...

Wikipedia entry on the phrase "Jump the shark".

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From:joreth
Date:April 30th, 2007 10:32 pm (UTC)
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I've never heard that phrase, what does it mean?
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From:omnifarious
Date:May 1st, 2007 02:45 am (UTC)
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That user icon is both cute and a little scary. :-)

Wikipedia entry on the phrase "Jump the shark".

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From:joreth
Date:May 1st, 2007 04:10 am (UTC)
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Funny ... people often describe me the same way ;-)

I remember that episode of Happy Days!
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From:somewoman
Date:May 1st, 2007 02:01 am (UTC)
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So true.
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From:oniaka
Date:May 1st, 2007 02:55 am (UTC)
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I have never heard the phrase...
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