LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||21/JUN/2007 11:31 PM|
|Assunto:||jumping a moving bus vs jumping on a moving bus|
I see no difference. No matter how you cut it, (1) the bus was moving, (2) you got on the bus, and (3) it was a pretty stupid thing to do.
"To jump" can also mean: (1) to assault someone, and (2) to use cables from a charged battery to a dead battery in an effort to start a car.
The man was jumped as he left the bar.
The battery was dead and we tried to jump it, running jumper cables from Frank's car to mine.
"To jump on" can also mean to criticize, scold, castigate, etc.
When Sally got home late, her mom jumped on her.
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