dancing frog

dancing frog

(programming, humour)
A bug or glitch that only occurs for a particular user; never when the user tries to show it to anyone else.

The term is derived from a Warner Brothers cartoon in which a man discovers a frog which can sing and dance; he believes this will make his fortune but the frog never performs in front of anyone else.
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After the discovery of these frog species, there are now 24 known Indian dancing frog species.
The study brings the number of known Indian dancing frog species to 24.
Scientists have discovered 14 new species of so-called dancing frogs in the jungle mountains of southern India - just in time, they fear, to watch them fade away, Miami Herald reported.
And none are crazier than Wilbur's extended family, including his inventor father Cornelius (Selleck), mother Franny (Sullivan), with her dancing frog band, disco-dancing Grandma Lucille (Metcalf), intergalactic pizza deliveryman Uncle Art (West) or the family butler Lefty, who just happens to be a one-eyed, purple octopus.
So Pearl the circus ingenue (Amy Howard) learns the tricks of her new trade and Pearl the symbol is burnished by various performers and turns up in conjuring tricks and Pearly King and Queen references while a love-sick dancing frog (an expressive Luca Garcia) courts a terrifically tumbling Columbine (an exquisitely costumed Rebecca Townsend).
You never know where a joke-telling alligator or a dancing frog may pop up.
DALLAS, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty years after Texas artist Bob "Daddy-O" Wade's famous dancing frogs were removed from the rooftop of a Dallas nightclub, Taco Cabana [sup.
In this case, although they wanted an edge to it, they didn't want fluffy dancing frogs, but they didn't want 'Spawn' either.
Whimsical, to give shape and color to dancing frogs and dying swans and fairy princesses; practical, to design costumes that wear like iron and look like a million bucks while costing .