The jaded user is myself. The new contributor is (was) Replica Foxtrot who posted this question
What does the phrase 'Putting the Spring' mean?
I am reading the book about the Simpsons and I don't understand this line 'Putting the Spring in Springfield'. Can anyone please explain to me what does it mean?
After several exchanges between myself and Replica Foxtrot, the user adds the research, adds the effort, and explains what they think the sentence means.
I retract my vote to close the question, and upvote it. We now have a half decent question
I am reading the book about the Simpsons and I don't understand this line
'Putting the Spring in Springfield'.
The line is the title of chapter from the book. I suppose the line 'put the spring' means breathing life or revival or something like that. Regarding the meaning of the word 'spring', it means grow out, put out, bubble up or occur. I am not sure whether I'm right or not, so that's why I'm here. Does it mean breathing life to Springfield? Can anyone please explain to me what does it mean?
One minute later a mod closes it for being POB and adds this comment
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If that question is POB then they have to explain why this question isn't also POB.
What does “all senses cocked” mean?
This is a comment I left beneath Yoichi's post (now self-deleted because copied here verbatim)
@MetaEd why is this question not POB but What does the phrase 'Putting the Spring in Springfield' mean? is? Look at the title, same wording. Basically, you have two non-native speakers asking about the meaning of a phrase. But one gets closed while the other remains open. Sorry, Yoichi I have nothing against your question
P.S some of the comments between myself and Foxtrot were deleted. I didn't flag any, and I don't think the new user did but maybe they did. I don't know. I said their question lacked research, effort and for that I had voted to close it. I also added that unfortunately their question was one of many spoon-feed questions that are being posted, probably by 16-year-olds. Initially, newcomer wasn't pleased, said I had to push my ego down, I understood that reaction but at the same time I wasn't offended, so we got talking. Success, they improved the question.
End result? The question gets closed and Replica Foxtrot is going to ask their question on Reddit.
Can we please reopen the question?
The question has been reopened. Thank you to everyone.