Maybe you were yearning for Carrie & Co. to splash a little Cosmo your way when you saw the Sex and the City movie.
The new idea of making the said Dorito shell spicier and adding a splash of lime is derivative at best.
“People have mentioned a drug cartel, but they try to make a splash,” said Smith.
But increasingly, choosing a great dress is not enough for those looking to make a splash on the red carpet.
Still not feeling well, he sat down by the stream, perhaps simply to rest, or splash cold water on his face.
He grabbed at it, and, over-balancing, fell with a splash into the water.
They were silent, then there sounded the splash of water and they came, muttering.
The splash was drowned by the roar of running cable that presently stopped with a jar.
The motor wizard dropped with a splash into the bottom of the boat.
We had just finished dressing, and Nina had gone to pile fresh logs on the fire, when I heard a splash in the water of the creek.
1715, probably an alteration of plash with an intensive s-. The noun is attested from 1736; meaning "striking or ostentatious display" is first attested 1804. Splashy "sensational" first attested 1836. Splash-down in the spacecraft sense is attested from 1961.
spitball (1908+ Baseball)
1. Software Research Northwest, 1987. Compiler for SPL.
2. Systems Programming LAnguage for Software Hackers. Mentioned in TeX for the Impatient, Paul W. Abrahams, A-W 1990.