|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
You are not logged in. [Log In] Wordsmith.org Forums Q&A about words Cockney Salute Register Forums Calendar Active Threads Search Forum Help
#113890 - 10/20/03 04:16 AM Cockney Salute Joined: Sep 2000
Posts: 2,788 Father Steve
Joined: Sep 2000
Seattle, Washington, USA
In the song (and dance) called "The Lambeth Walk" there is a move in which the dancers give one another "the Cockney salute." What, pray tell, might that be?
#113891 - 10/20/03 04:33 PM Re: Cockney Salute Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 475 dodyskin
Joined: Apr 2002
How to Do the Lambeth Walk
From Ballroom Dancing by Alex Moore
Man on inside in Line of Dance (LOD) - outside at each time
Take 8 walks forward. On the 8th step the man turns slightly to right to face lady. Man and lady now link left arms and strut around in a circle again taking 8 walks. On the 8th step the man unlinks arms and offers his right arm to the lady, who links her left arm in his right. Finish both facing LOD.
Man commences with left foot and lady right foot and continue:- Take 3 walks forward counting 1, 2, 3. Transfer weight back to rear foot, count "and". Transfer weight forward to front foot, count 4. Repeat the 3 walks and the Rock, the man commencing with right foot and lady left foot 1, 2, 3 and 4
Unlink arms and continue:- Man walks 2 steps towards the centre. Lady walks 2 steps towards the wall count 1, 2. Both man and lady turn to face each other and close feet together, count 3
Slap both hands on the legs, just above the knees and at the same time bend slightly forward. Count 4. Both man and lady walk 2 steps towards each other, count 1, 2. Close feet together, facing partner and about 3 feet apart, count 3. Raise the hands (right) about level with the head and give the cockney salute, shouting "Oi"
Turn to face the LOD and repeat from the start.
**edit**this information, repeated again and again was all i could find on google, i'm off to investigate the pearly kings and queens, i've an inkling they might know
**edit**here http://snurl.com/2qfh is a picture of some people doing the lambeth walk at the crucial 'oi' moment, if that's any help ( the pearly kings were useless)
**edit** i reckon it must be: arm bent with hand at head height, hand clenched with thumb upright, then motion backwards in a sort of geddoudofit style.
#113892 - 10/24/03 02:33 PM Re: Cockney Salute Joined: Aug 2000
Posts: 2,204 RhubarbCommando
Joined: Aug 2000
i reckon it must be: arm bent with hand at head height, hand clenched with thumb upright, then motion backwards in a sort of geddoudofit style.
This is, indeed, what I (as a Londoner) have always understood to be "the cockney salute."
(All hail to the multi-linguisity of Mancunians! )
#113893 - 10/25/03 04:36 AM Re: Cockney Salute Joined: Jun 2002
Posts: 1,624 Capfka
Joined: Jun 2002
Utter Placebo, Planet Reebok
This would, of course, contrast strongly with a Liverpool kiss ...
#113894 - 10/25/03 06:48 AM Re: Cockney Salute Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 3,230 sjmaxq
Joined: Jul 2003
Te Ika a Maui
I saw it as a kind of linear progression - if the Cockney salute doesn't work, you get the Liverpool kiss.
noho ora mai
Moderated by Jackie
Forum Statistics Forums16Topics13,880Posts224,653Members9,045 Most Online3,341
Dec 9th, 2011
Newest Members DavidOrigami, RichEngle, Stosh2010, CarolWilliamson, Farscape07
9045 Registered Users
Who's Online Now 0 registered members (), 78 guests, and 4 spiders. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters(30 Days) A C Bowden 29LukeJavan8 12
Top Posters(All Time) wwh 13,858Faldage 13,803Jackie 11,613tsuwm 10,538LukeJavan8 9,120wofahulicodoc 7,879Buffalo Shrdlu 7,210AnnaStrophic 6,511Wordwind 6,296of troy 5,400
Forum Rules · Mark All Read Contact Us · Wordsmith.org · Top