When did fist bumping replace the high five?
Did you know that June 3rd 2010 was the first official national fist bumping day?
I think it's because people were weary of getting colds or catching germs. That's what my son told me from what he learned at school anyway.
I do not know which one, but probably at a new decade or century - or even with a new fashion/style.
It could be that a fist bump takes a second and doesn't provide any personal contact. This is much like texting replacing conversation. The germ thing can be a part of it too.
I thought that fist bumping was something the teenages made up. Seems to me every few generations someone makes up something new and it caughts on and spreads fast. Great question!
It started in the hip-hop community I think, in the 90's as a sign of "respect".
Good question. Did not know that though. I believe it's more associated with being cool. I do know it hasn't been around that long so that date wold seem right, along with the gesture it's self. I know some bend in as if to touch opposite shoulders when they do, do it then it's the hand explosion afterward with some making the noise of an explosion. They do have a tendency to go back in time and pick up on something and make it their own. The young, cool and creative folks always thinking of something. But as to it replacing high five, I don't think it has, because people do still high five when they are in favour of something as well as fist bump. It probably did result from folks who don't like germs also.
Only just saw this recently and I thought it looked really weird. Someone said it was to replace hand shaking because of germs. I prefer the handshaking . We have survived this far with it !
Fist bumping is really something that has taken over recently, and it has all but totally replaced the high five.
by Gary Anderson 8 years ago
I am excited. Although I would rather be Sun Seven with millions of visitors, I have 5 hubs ranked over 90 and one at 89. I just need a little high five.
by loveofnight 4 years ago
Would you tell your child that their pet died or would you replace it ?
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