Posted by ESC on October 10, 2004
In Reply to: Hang ten posted by Brian from Shawnee on October 10, 2004
: : A surfing expression; how else is it used? Thanks
: That's a question for Rude Boy.
From the archives:
"hang ten (verb American) - to ride a surfboard (at near-optimum speed or full stretch) with the toes of both feet hooked over the front. From the jargon of American surfers since the early 1960s. The phrase is sometimes used figuratively to mean something like 'go full-tilt on a risky course.'" "The Dictionary of Contemporary Slang" by Tony Thorne. Pantheon Books.