What is tombstoning?
Tombstoning is a perjorative term coined by the media and the health'n'safety brigade to describe the practice of jumping off high places into water. Others might call it "jumping into the sea". The media like the emotive term because it fits into compact headlines. A headline of "Tombstoning craze kills boy" works better for them than "Boy drowns after jumping into harbor". The nanny state and the health & safety industry like the term because it implies dangerous stupidity, which strengthens t More