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.
Fourteen new species of "dancing frogs" have been discovered in India.
The study brings the number of known Indian dancing frog species to 24.
For me, though, this was the spot where I came up with names for different casting techniques, such as the Double-Swish J Loop, the Lemon Peeler, the Dancing Frog, Baby-Needs-Fish-For-Dinner, and the Bl-Bl-Bl-Bloop.
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.
Everyone grows up sooner or later, but if the WB is losing interest in kids, maybe it's time to fricassee that dancing frog.
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.
a toys "What I love is even the people who have power up here, if that's what it's called, they care about Joe's Stall - the little market trader who sells dancing frogs.
A 12-year search of a 1,600-kilometer-long mountain range on India's west coast has turned up 14 new frog species, including at least four "dancing frogs," Indian researchers report May 8 in the Ceylon Journal of Science (Biological Sciences).
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 ...