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What is the science behind the crip walk?


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"Yo sup cuh me and ma homies from da hood just kikn back bein coolio, kswiss homie, kill a slob when i see a slob"

But for real though what geometric sequences or scientific method can be used to explain the infamous crip walk. 


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Slang is usually mixed with a particular group and plays a role in constructing our identities. While slang outlines social space, attitudes about slang partly construct group identity and identify individuals as members of groups. Therefore, using the slang of a particular group will associate an individual with that group.

Using Silverstein's notion of different orders of indexicality, it can be said that a slang term can be a second-order index to this particular group. Employing a slang term, however, can also give an individual the qualities associated with the term's group of origin, whether or not the individual is actually trying to identify as a member of the group. This allocation of qualities based on abstract group association is known as third-order indexicality.


See also: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semantic_change

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