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In which there’s the Weeble?

Sometimes I learn things at the oddest times.  Take this morning for example.  I was a bit early for my spin class so I was drinking my coffee and putting on my spinning shoes.  A great song came on the radio and I started dancing around and the woman sitting next to me, Yvonne, asked if I knew how to dance the “weeble”?


Me:                  the weeble? What’s the weeble?

Yvonne:          it’s the new line dance that the kids are doing

Me:                  I never heard of it.  How do you know about it?

Yvonne:          we learned it in my dancing group


Now Yvonne (and don’t worry I won’t mention your age Yvonne) has been in a The Greater Triad Shag Club for a long time.  As she put it, I’ve been married to my husband and shagging for 50 years and shagging with him 5 years before that so yeah, a long time.


So we started talking about shagging.  What is shagging? YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT SHAGGING IS?  You’re certainly not a southerner then.  Well, at least from North Carolina, South Carolina or Virginia.  Shagging is a dance similar to the Jitterbug that is immensely popular and terrifically fun to do.  It’s great exercise and I haven’t really shagged since college.


First of all, I was never a terrific shagger but I didn’t go to a school that had shagging and I didn’t marry a guy who shagged either.  Anyhoo, there are actually dance clubs that teach shagging and have shagging nights on a weekly basis.


Beyond that, there is the SOS festival down at Myrtle Beach where shaggers from ALL OVER THE WORLD descend on Myrtle Beach South Carolina for a gigantic festival.  It is a weeklong love fest with shagging and Yvonne goes down there every year.


I was so impressed imagining this: tons of people out on the sands of South Carolina dancing to beach music. It seriously sounded so fun and it made me realize how many cool things there are going on in this world that we don’t really know about until someone gives us a little peak.


I doubt I’ll be going to this festival as between us; Kevin and I have about a million bad joints but what a great thing to do with your spouse right?  I mean it’s such a cool thing in a relationship.


Maybe after all this work stuff settles down for Kevin, I’ll drag him over for some dance lessons.


Oh, and the weeble? I have no fucking clue what that is.

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  1. Mayor Gia
    September 11, 2012

    Bahhah. Well, I’ve never heard of shagging used like that before…
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    • Lynn
      September 11, 2012

      true…the Brits use it differently

  2. Jester Queen
    September 11, 2012

    Well, if you find out, let us know, because I have images of people shifting straight legged from foot to foot in emulation of “weebles wobble but they don’t fall down”.

  3. Kyla@Mommy's Weird
    September 11, 2012

    I am off to google it. I wonder if its oral sex..?

  4. Toni
    September 11, 2012

    Um…well…I guess my understanding of the word shagging comes only from Brits, then, cause shagging means, well, it means shagging. LOL

  5. Melanie
    September 11, 2012

    That whole paragraph about shagging just kept cracking me up.

    Now I’m off to look up the weeble.
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  6. Kelly
    September 11, 2012

    I had to google it, and then got this youtube post. I then had to explain to my boss why I couldn’t stop laughing and then i weebled.

    • Lynn
      September 11, 2012

      OMG! Just checked the link out…so funny

  7. Tina
    September 12, 2012

    Being British this post had me falling about laughing. Mind you, everyone would say I am easily amused.
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  8. Molley Mills
    September 16, 2012

    I’m so glad you clarified shagging as a dance :) Being an Aussie and having british influence I too was thinking of the other shagging but secretly loving that Yvonne was so open about her shagging :)

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