High-fiving: classic or dud?

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DUD because when I was much shyer I did this with peeople I wanted to hug and kiss. POOR substitue!

CLASSIC to do with Norwegian foreign exchange students who like blues guitar.

1 1 2 3 5, Wednesday, 14 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

why isn't there a middle five though? there is a low five and a high five but where does it leave the mediocre?

Menelaus Darcy, Thursday, 15 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Its great if you miss and slap people round the face.

Pete, Thursday, 15 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

At my school you had :
'Give me five!'
'On the side!'
'Up above!' (where the slapper (!) had to lift his/her hand up to slap the other persons lofted hand)
'Down below' (then the slappee would pull his/her hand away so slapper missed)
'You're too slow!'
At my school this was often a prefix to blind ugly violence and scraps.

Will, Thursday, 15 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

The middle five is the "five exchange", a custom I am succeeding in reviving. Rather than an athlete-style "hi-five", just hold your hand out, palm up. When you receive your slap, they turn their palm up and you slap em back. It's much more conversational and diggy diggy down, man.

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 15 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I think I'll just wave.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 15 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I salute.

jamesmichaelward, Thursday, 15 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Nothing wrong with the firm, brisk handshake.

DavidM, Thursday, 15 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Yeah, but handshakes, high-fives, and kisses and hugs are all appropriate at different times for different reasons.

Sean, Thursday, 15 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

high five is for: an accomplishment; a congratulations
"five exchange" ("gimme some skin") is for: a more low-key acknowledgement or simple greeting/leave-taking
waving is for: last-chance goodbye
air-kissing is for: i have no fucking idea

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 15 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

High five has its place, totally.

Ronan, Thursday, 15 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

two finger salute as opposed to four finger is more caj, plus similar to peace out gesture. One finger salute deserves a thread of its own.

Sterling Clover, Thursday, 15 November 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link


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