Friday, 21 February 2014

Knees bent, arms stretch, Ra! Ra! Ra!

I saw this on Pinterest the other day and it made me laugh.

When I went to find out who the image should be credited to, I found that this is an actual clinic in Canada! Brilliant! I laughed even more.

My mum has a sign above her kitchen door that says this:

Something else that makes me laugh every time I read it.

I then decided that I wanted to find out why we Brits call it the Hokey Cokey while everyone else seems to call it the Hokey Pokey.

Personally, I think that Hokey Pokey sounds a little naughty. I can almost hear the Benny Hill theme tune when someone says it!

Hokey Cokey on the other hand (left or right, in or out) sounds perfectly normal of course!

I couldn't really find out - nobody's really sure by all accounts. But when I found the words I was transported back to a simpler, childhood time.

So, for anyone having a bad day or just wanting to smile, I decided to post the words.

You put your [left leg] in,
Your [left leg] out:
In, out, in, out.
Shake it all about.
Do the hokey cokey,
And you turn around.
That's what it's all about! Hey!

Whoa, hokey cokey, cokey.
Whoa, hokey cokey, cokey.
Whoa, hokey cokey, cokey.
Knees bent arms stretch,
Ra! Ra! Ra!

Hope that makes you smile and if not, head over to You Tube and get that song stuck in your head!

For anyone with PTSD or a childhood trauma associated with the Hokey Cokey - my apologies!

Happy Friday!


  1. You put your right ear in, your right ear out, right ear in and you shake it all about ...... It makes you want to go to a Sunday School picnic just so you can do it with hundreds of people all in a big circle! :oD

  2. I know what you mean. I have this urge to go to the park, round up some people and take part in a massive Hokey Cokey! :D


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