girlyswot: (no good reason)
I'm sorry, I thought I'd stopped posting about this. But when I came across this, I couldn't resist:

It's the fabulous Bill Bailey, in a spoof of Kraftwerk.
girlyswot: (festival of britain)
Today is another day, so of course there is another Hokey Cokey post.

First, the results )

[ profile] bookwormsarah wanted to know why I cared. I just saw a reference to the Hokey Pokey on someone else's LJ yesterday and was struck by yet another (seemingly trivial) unexpected cultural difference. This was the kind of thing I found hardest when I was in the US. Big things that were different were expected and you could get used to them. But to suddenly find, halfway through the hokey cokey that everyone else was doing it differently? That's something you're never prepared for. You think you're all doing the same thing, until you're not. You think you're all following the same conversation, until suddenly you realise you're talking completely past each other. It gets quite wearing. And although, over time, it happened less often, it never completely went away and so I never completely relaxed. There's always something else to trip you up.

It's good to be home again.
girlyswot: (no good reason)
This is the Hokey Cokey as I know it, being done by one English man and a room full of what I assume are foreign language students who have no idea what is going on. Hilarious.

girlyswot: (curiouser and)
According to Wikipedia, the version of the Hokey C/Pokey sung/danced in the US misses out the fun bit.  So I think we need another poll![Poll #1329861]


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