Thursday, July 29, 2010

What Is A Jive Turkey And The Chicken Waddle

What is a jive turkey?
I worked with a guy from Pakistan. When he came to the U.S.A. and to Washington, D.C. he enrolled in a class at Armstrong High School to learn English. Armstrong was 99 to 100 per cent Afro-American. The guy from Pakistan told me he didnt understand what a jive turkey was. He asked the teacher, "I know what a turkey is but what is this jive turkey? They explained it to him.
And now the term Jive Turkey has taken on new meaning.

Jive turkey is also a quick step dance in Germany in the 1930s. It is also known as the chicken waddle.