Navigation


Bump

acronym
(verb) An acronym meaning “bring up my post.” Used online to bring posts up to the top of a thread
 
“Bump” is often just commented on threads. Also commenting a “b” assumes the same thing. [Related: bumping] Bump is likely to have stuck in the internet community because of its easy use as an acronym and the usefulness of its function. When a post gets lost among many other posts, commenting a simple “bump” can make it relevant for others again.
Etymology : Abbreviation/ acronym, subtype of blending Originating in facebook groups, “bump” was termed because every time a person comments on a thread, that post is brought up to the top of the group page.
Source : I am a part of multiple Facebook groups that are used to sell merchandise. Bumping posts is common across the internet. The following is a post in a shoe group on Facebook: *Web: Original post* Selling my DS Kobe VII Fire Reds, $200 I’m mobile. *Comment an hour later* bump *Comment 2 days later* bump [December 3, 2013]
Last modified: 11 December 2013


Navigation

# $ & ( + - 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 @
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z [ a ab c e f g u v




Options