Tag Archives: Handshake


Dap him up

Main Piece: In an all-boys environment, usually if you don’t personally know someone, or if you’re like acquaintances, you greet them with a dap. A dap is like if you were to shake hands, but there’s a little more to it. You like grab the guy’s hand, and you hold it lightly and casually, and… Continue Reading »

PLUR Handshake and the Exchanging of Kandi – Rave Culture

Background: The informant is my twenty-two year old sister. She learned this piece from attending multiple raves and EDM music festivals in the southern California region. She is an avid metal and alternative music fan with a love of body modifications including tattoos and piercings as well as horror films.  Context: The following was collected… Continue Reading »

Happy Llama

Text Happy llama Sad llama Mentally disturbed llama Super llama Drama llama Big fat mama llama Llama llama llama llama Duck Coyote Giraffe Elephant   Background The informant learned this song while attending an elementary school in the orange county area. She said that she and her friends would sing the song to a handshake… Continue Reading »

Levine Hand Strength

I’ve sat next to this girl for most of the semester, however our conversation has been limited to commonalities between the pair of us rather than old family stories. I knew she was Jewish and from the Valley. She seemed eccentric, and dressed in that way only those privy to Los Angeles beach culture – striped shirts,… Continue Reading »