Jumping jehosephat

Posted by Evelyn Jones on December 01, 1999

In Reply to: Jumping jehosephat posted by E. on December 01, 1999

: : : Does anyone know where the phrase jumping jehosephat came from?

: : Since nobody has so far, on this forum, been able to give a satisfactory answer to your question I propose in the words of Churchill (1874 - 1965) to classify it as '.a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma'.

: Except, of course, that Jehosephat was a king in the Bible.

The real riddle remains: why was he jumping and what provoked him so to do?