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Hokey-pokey

Posted by Platypus on September 18, 2004

In Reply to: Hello posted by utah -fan on September 18, 2004

: Could anyone tell me what "hokey-pokey" means?

: -You can't play "hokey-pokey" wiht my husband.

: =a children's dance? a hoax?

: thanks

The hokey-pokey is a children's game/dance. It goes like this:

you put your left hand in, you put you left hand out, you do the hokey-pokey and you shake it all about, you do the hokey-pokey and you turn yourself around...that's what it's all about!!

The dance continues with other body parts. Hokey-pokey with someone's spouse is the same as hanky-panky, fooling around.