Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Skankin' with Daddy

Truly wordless?  Nah, not really.  Am I ever truly wordless?  If you ask my husband, my parents or my 2nd grade teacher, Mrs. Pio, distributor of detentions, the answer would be a resounding NO!!  It's not hard to figure out where Samantha gets her gift of gab from...

Okay, so before you get your knickers in a twist (that's panties to you) about the strange title of the post, here's the Wikipedia definition of skanking:

Skanking is a form of dancing practiced in the ska, ska punk, hardcore punk, reggae, and other music scenes.  The dance style originated in the 1950s or 1960s at Jamaican dance halls, where ska music was played. British mods and skinheads of the 1960s adopted these types of dances and altered them. The dancing style was revived during the 1970s and 1980s 2 Tone era, and has been adopted by some individuals in the hardcore punk subculture, and more recently in the grime and dubstep subcultures.  Originally, skanking consisted of a “running man” motion of the legs to the beat while alternating bent-elbow fist-punches, left and right.  Over time, however, variations have emerged across the musical world. The punk version features a sharp striking out look with the arms, and is sometimes used in moshing to knock around others doing the same.

Steve, having grown up in the English subculture of the 70s and 80s, is well-familiar with ska and skanking.  Here he is giving Samantha a lesson the other night while listening to Madness.

7 comments:

Rochelle said...

Cracking up. Only my brit hubby would have understood skanking and Madness. LOL
Love the pic!

Team Lando said...

Cutest. Thing. Ever.

That's all.

rjenks said...

My husband also was born and raised in England will have to ask him to show me the dance :P

Jenny said...

Did not know "skanking" was a dance!! Haha, love it! Cute picture too :)

Karrie said...

That is just too funny!! Love it!! :)

tekeal said...

SO DARN SWEET :-)

JRS said...

This American girl has done her fair share of skankin'. Sweet pic.
---Jen