Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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The Real Lance Eason

In Reply To
Odin's illegitimate Son

Subj: I always wondered where the term originated from...
Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 at 10:52:10 pm EST (Viewed 69 times)
Reply Subj: First of all, "jobbing" has been widely misused in this message board.
Posted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 at 03:19:11 pm EST (Viewed 30 times)

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According to wrestling vernacular (where the term originated), it simply means "to lose". To "job" is to "lose". When a wrestler agrees to lose the match, he is only doing his "job", hence the term.

But in this message board, it means, "not fighting the way one character is supposed to fight". It's like saying, "oh, the Hulk should have toasted that guy in 3 seconds instead of 5 minutes, to my eyes he jobbed, because he should have done it more easily".... That is just plain wrong.

So, goingback to your question, "is jobbing always a bad thing?".... according to your premise, "it shouldn't be, in order to make the fight more enjoyable...a good fight"....well, then, this is already wrong. Any loss is a "job", regardless whether the fight is good or bad.

It makes sense it was wrestling.

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