The Sexist

Rap Sex Euphemism: “Stanky Leg”

The cataloging of sexual euphemisms in rap songs continues. This time:

SEXUAL EUPHEMISM: "Stanky Leg"

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DEFINING MOMENT: The video for GS Boys' "Stanky Legg," a single released in 2008, shows several men and women performing the titular dance. The lyrics detail how it's done:

When I hit the dance floor, you know I'm doin' the stanky leg.
Southside merengue, then you rub it cross your head.
You an [unintelligible] you can do it too.
Jack your feet up in the air and check your Myspace too.
Now you can lean wit it,
Now you can drop wit it.
You can switch to the other leg and you can stop wit it.

Or as Urban Dictionary explains, it's a "dance where you stick out your leg and rotate it around."

UNDERLYING MEANING: Oddly, the GS Boys' video does not feature any partners performing the stanky leg upon each other, as the colloquial understanding of the term refers to the transference of the scent of a woman's vagina onto the leg of another. As one Urban Dictionary contributor defines the term:

Once again the young ones are doing something that they do not know what the meaning is, in the past (80's) when a couple used to dance toghether and the female became aroused the male ended up with a stinky Leg or in some situations when that time of the month ended on the males pants we call that the same, so next time you decide to dance something like this get informed first...Good Dancing.

The sexual connotation didn't stop "doin' the stanky leg" from becoming a popular slumber party activity.

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Soulja Boy has also done the stanky leg.

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  • https://scatteredfemthoughts.blogspot.com Ami

    Yeah the "Young Ones" do not get it. I worked at a girls summer camp for the past 4 summers and when I asked my teens what it meant as they showed me the dance they said it was slang for a "bum leg." And it's not that they were protecting me from the real meaning. They were a blunt group; if they had known this meaning they would have told me.

  • noodlez

    THE YOUNG LADY IN YELLOW SET WHITE FOLKS BACK ANOTHER TEN YEARS IN THEIR NEVER ENDING PURSUIT FOR A RHYTHM NATION!

    PROPS TO SLIM IN PINK FOR HOLDIN' IT DOWN WHILE THE REST OF YALL CATCH UP!

  • Mike

    I would be careful about referencing from Urban Dictionary. I've found several definitions from them, that are less then erudite. Some may even qualify as quasi, if not outright racist. The song is almost two years old also.

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