Thursday, October 2, 2008

Some Useless Trivia

Do you know what the surfing phrase "Hang Ten" really means? I totally didn't know until today. Hanging ten is a surfing maneuver where the surfer positions his or herself on the front of the surfboard so that all ten toes hang off the nose of the board. Hence the name: Hang Ten. Pretty cool. Or totally crazy. I'm not sure which one!

I may be completely putting myself out there as the dork of the century by admitting to not knowing this, and for the fact that I learned it while watching this awesome show. But hey, what can I say. I live on the edge. I Hang Ten. On LIFE.



Stephanie said...

Well I have to admit I didn't know the meaning behind the phrase either. You are not alone! :)

Elaine said...

Seriously, I doubt many non surfers know what that term means. I always just thought it was like saying "take it easy" west coast style.

Angela said...

Me too, Elaine! That's exactly what I thought it meant. I didn't know it was for a specific surfing maneuver. Okay, I feel better now. If you, Elaine-the-cool-ex-skater-punk-chick, didn't know what that meant, then I don't feel quite so dorky. ;)