Jump sturdy (was Re: New movie)

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 24 14:17:17 UTC 2008

Veering off in another direction entirely, can anyone shed light on a name
in a Dr. John song for me? The chorus:

> Jump Sturdy, Jump Sturdy was her name.

She came out the swamp like a crazy fool.

m a m

On Jan 19, 2008 3:28 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've never heard "jump ugly," but that could be due to the fact that,
> having reached an advanced state of maturity, I no longer hang out on
> much corner and, therefore, have far less knowledge of what up than I
> had in my younger days. However, IM perhaps obsolescent O, they all
> should mean the same: "become (unexpectedly) insulting," as opposed to
> "jump salty," meaning "become (unexpectedly) angry." Though, if
> someone told me that "jump ugly" actually meant the same as "jump
> salty," I'd certainly be more than willing to sit corrected.
> -Wilson

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