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Entry from June 01, 2021
“Pole vaulting is the opposite of limbo”

Pole vaulting is sometimes said to be the opposite or the reverse of limbo. A pole vault is for one to get over a bar, while limbo is for one to get under a bar.

“another kristenism: ‘Pole Vault is like limbo except backwards’” was posted on Twitter by J.C. Thompson on August 18, 2008. “OH @jenrusso mutter the pole vault is like the opposite of the limbo” was posted on Twitter by Tommy Russo on August 19, 2008. “‘Pole-vaulting is like the opposite of limbo’ --Steve” was posted on Twitter by Geoff Yano on August 23, 2008. “Pole Vaulting is the opposite of Limbo” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on June 13, 2015.

“motion to refer to pole vaulting as ‘reverse limbo’ henceforth” was posted on Twitter by JackGeneric on August 4, 2012. “Pole vault = reverse limbo #london2012” was posted on Twitter by 158 Chris on August 5, 2012. “pole vaulting is like the reverse limbo” was posted on Twitter by lauren webb on August 6, 2012. “Pole Vaulting is just reverse Limbo” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on February 23, 2015.


Wikipedia: Pole vault
Pole vaulting, also known as pole jumping, is a track and field event in which an athlete uses a long and flexible pole, usually made from fiberglass or carbon fiber, as an aid to jump over a bar. Pole jumping competitions were known to the ancient Greeks, Cretans and Celts. It has been a full medal event at the Olympic Games since 1896 for men and since 2000 for women.

Wikipedia: Limbo (dance)
Limbo is a popular game, based on traditions that originated on the island of Trinidad. The aim is to pass forwards under a low bar without falling or dislodging the bar.

Twitter
J.C. Thompson
@jcisonline
another kristenism: “Pole Vault is like limbo except backwards”
11:05 PM · Aug 18, 2008·Twitter Web Client

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Tommy Russo
@tommyrusso
OH @jenrusso mutter the pole vault is like the opposite of the limbo.
2:50 AM · Aug 19, 2008·Twitter SMS

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Geoff Yano
@oogaFilms
“Pole-vaulting is like the opposite of limbo” --Steve
12:00 AM · Aug 23, 2008·Twitter Web Client

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Ross Woodruff
@rossw
I have decided that pole vaulting is re opposite of limbo
3:46 PM · May 15, 2009·Twitter Web Client

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Louie
@torntheauthor
Pole vaulting is the opposite of limbo.
11:54 PM · Dec 13, 2011·Twitter Web Client

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JackGeneric
@Jack_Generic
motion to refer to pole vaulting as “reverse limbo” henceforth
11:53 AM · Aug 4, 2012·TweetDeck

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158 Chris
@chrissampang
Pole vault = reverse limbo #london2012
4:10 AM · Aug 5, 2012·Mobile Web

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Lydia Dewar
@MissIpswich
Watching the pole vault is kind of like an opposite way limbo #Skill
2:04 PM · Aug 6, 2012·Twitter for BlackBerry®

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lauren webb
@laurenwebb
pole vaulting is like the reverse limbo.
9:47 PM · Aug 6, 2012·Twitter Web Client

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#allblacklivesmatter
@MeliClay
Pole vaulting is the opposite of limbo.
10:14 PM · Aug 6, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

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Kristin
@big_kritt_
Pole Vaulting looks like reverse limbo. Js.
10:14 PM · Aug 6, 2012·Twitter Web Client

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Carrie Koos (Hokanson)
@CarrieHokie
“Oh I get it… The pole vault is like the limbo in reverse!” - @stacenator
#futurebobcostas
10:19 PM · Aug 6, 2012·Twitter for iPad

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alexx.
@alexandraessy
Pole vaulting is the opposite of the limbo. I wonder if you can pole vault at skate city too.
11:15 PM · Aug 6, 2012·Mobile Web

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Max Gleit
@maxgleit
Pole vaulting = reverse limbo #Olympics #thinkaboutit
12:47 AM · Aug 7, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

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Journey Jewels ®
@JourneyJewelz
Pole vault is like reverse limbo
3:20 PM · Aug 7, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

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Matt Butner
@Butnertown
They should rename the pole vault the “reverse limbo.”
10:09 PM · Aug 9, 2012·Twitter for Android

Reddit—See
Posted by u/valek879 September 3, 2014
[9] So are we all on board with officially changing the “pole vault” to “reverse limbo?”
Does the Question mark belong inside the quotes or outside the quotes?

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/CmonTouchIt February 23, 2015
Pole vaulting is just reverse limbo

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/mafnxxx June 13, 2015
Pole Vaulting is the opposite of Limbo

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/kh27 February 24, 2015
Pole Vaulting is just reverse Limbo
or perhaps high jump?

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/beeliner July 8, 2015
Pole vaulting is like the opposite of limbo

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/DerpyWhiteKid February 18, 2016
Pole Vaulting is the opposite of limbo dancing
credit goes to coldenigma

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/TitanicMan June 19, 2016
Polevaulting is the exact opposite of Limbo.

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a.
@r1nrn
Polevaulting is the exact opposite of Limbo.
1:16 AM · Jun 19, 2016·IFTTT

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/jchall110 July 19, 2017
Pole vaulting is basically reverse limbo.

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/mountiangal April 10, 2019
If you think about it, pole vaulting is just reverse limbo.

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/You-LookedApril 27, 2019
Pole Vaulting is extreme opposite Limbo

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/I_Object_ September 2, 2019
Polevaulting is reverse limbo.

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/Lemon_Juice477 June 1, 2021
Pole vault is the opposite of limbo

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