Thursday, September 27, 2007

Cross Cultural Living

Dancing the Hokey Pokey

We have some very close friends who live here on the island who are from Switzerland, but we share a mutual friend who sometimes sends us jokes from America. We all got this joke by email:

"Larry LaPrise, the man who wrote "The Hokey Pokey," died peacefully at the age of 83. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin.
They put his left leg in. And then the trouble began..."
At dinner the other night our Swiss friends commented, "We got this joke and didn't understand it..." Hmmmm. How to explain the Hokey Pokey to someone from another culture? Only one way to do it. So there I was, with my Zaftig self, singing and dancing the Hoky Poky. Oh my. The things we do to bridge the cultural gaps and pave the way for international harmony.

Video of the Hokey Pokey:

livingdominica: I obviously care more about world peace and understanding than Mr. Wizard who was adamant in his refusal to "put his left leg in..."

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