Heard on tonight's Without a Trace

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sun Mar 2 04:01:48 UTC 2008

I think Randy/LanDiu meant not that the expressions are
interchangeable, but that they are about synonymous IN THE SENSE
'criticize (strongly and extensively)'. I understand them that way

m a m

On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 3:25 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, clearly, _jumping all over_ is not the *same* as _jump on_. Can
> "He _jumped all over her_ mean "He struck her" or "He punched her" or
> "He beat her up"? I think not.
> Back in the day, a whore said to me:
> "Tommy (her pimp; in those days, pimps didn't use fancy names like
> "Pimping Kyle" or "White Chocolate") _jumped on_ me yesterday."
> When I asked her what he had done, she answered:
> "He whipped me with a [wire] coathanger."
> As coincidence would have it, when I was eleven, my mother whipped me
> with a wire coathanger for lying to her about whether I'd been
> smoking. We happened to be standing in front of a closet. She reached
> in, grabbed a coathanger, and whaled a
> while. (That's a pun, son. "Whale a while" is BE slang for "do
> something really, really well.") I didn't enjoy it.
> On 2/29/08, LanDi Liu <strangeguitars at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >  I don't think that's particularly Southern or black, as I've heard that a
> >  lot from all kinds of people, and probably have used it myself.  I take it
> >  as standard non-formal English.  I hear it more often as _jumping all over_
> >  me, though.

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