OK, in two books I've read recently, the term "island hopping" is used in two different ways; one refers to MacArthur's idea of skipping some islands and landing behind the Japanese so the army there was cut off, the other refers to island hopping as the preferred term for the Marines going from island to island getting ever closer to the Japanese mainland. Since I'm far from an expert on the Pacific Theater, I got very confused (I know, that's my natural condition). Which is correct? Which way do you use the term? I'm curious as to your answers.