The exercise, "jumping jacks"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Jul 5 19:41:16 UTC 2008

I've always known these, since childhood, as "side straddle hops."
Thankfully, Google has allowed me to satisfy myself that I'm not alone
in preferring this term.

        Marine Corps Fitness Tips: "Starting from the Beginning"

The first exercise that we will be doing is _side straddle hops_
(jumping jacks). ...

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
 -Sam'l Clemens

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