Madam - what if the hokey cokeyNow, if you’ve never heard the song ‘The hokey cokey’, this weeks sign isn’t going to make much sense to you.

And I believe that our American cousins call it the ‘hokey pokey’, which sounds considerably ruder than the British version.

Anyway, if all of this is drawing a blank for you, here’s Tom Wait’s doing a version in his own inimitable style.

Frankly I have never heard it sound so cool. It’s usually sung by drunk aunties at weddings well into the later part of the evening, just before the fights break out a the bar. Although I may simply have been scarred by too many Irish weddings to form a view on how more salubrious events occur.

But to the point: I saw this card while I was back in London in May, and it made me laugh like a drain. And then stop and consider, it’s meaning… what if the hokey cokey is what it’s all about?


That’s actually quite deep. Kinda.


This is part of Signage Sunday – and yes I am aware that this is a card, not a sign – but the whole ‘sign’ concept is fairly loose round here. And must I point out one more time, that it’s my blog and therefore I get to choose the sign? Good, glad you’re back on board.

So now we’ve got that cleared up, check out these other none-signs in the series:

That sure doesn’t look like Balham
Bringing back sexy since the 1700s
Where’s your sodding sign?

Or go directly to the Signage Sunday page to choose from the whole series.

Found an ace card? care to share – go on, slide it into the comments