Shock U

So, you’ve officially been shocked by the play of the Wichita State Shockers, which has helped them earn a trip to the NCAA semifinals as a 9-seed. Now, the looming question is when and how to utilize their Final Four trip as an impetus for lascivious hand signals. Here’s a guide to hand signal shock value:

Relax. Apparently, the mascot for WSU is in reference to a “wheat shocker,” or someone who harvests wheat, but who could resist the cultural phenomenon, known colloquially as “two in the pink, one in the stink”?

2 in the pink, 1 in the stink…and a thumb? OUCH

It’s fun to throw up! Just ask anyone related to WSU. They’ve created an alternative to the Infamous Finger Jam, which throws a thumb into the mix.

Personally, I’m not sure where the thumb would go, but it’s an enticing proposition.

The WSU hand gesture is an artistic amalgamation of the “I love you” American Sign Language sign and the classic Shocker. It’s like they’re paying tribute to taking an extra digit in the butt!

In case you were wondering, there are variations as well:

In 2011, Chad Brody published “the first, only, and most authoritative work ever produced on the subject,” titled “The Shocker: Two in the Pink, One in the Stink,” which claims that this cultural dirty joke was one of the last “word of mouth” US urban legends to survive the Internet era. His Amazon page also mentions some of the over 300 alternative rhyme schemes used to describe the devilish act featured in his book. From, here are some of the featured alternatives:

Two in the Blossom, One in the Awesome.

Two in the Child, One in the Wild.

Two in the Flirty, One in the Hurty.

Two in the Eat, One in the Seat.

Two in the Snail, One in the Tail.

Two in the Squirt, One in the Hurt.

Two in the Funs, One in the Runs.

Two in the Classy, One in the Gassy

Two in the Gap, One in the Crap.

Two in the Dame, One in the Shame.

Two in the Sludge, One in the Fudge.

Two in the Party, One in the Farty.

Two in the Fuck, One in the Yuck.

Two in the Blood, One in the Mud.

Two in the Kids, One in the Skids.

Two in the Bush, One in the Tush.

Two in the Drip, One in the Rip.

Two in the Fold, One in the Gold.

Two in the Easy, One in the Sleazy.

Two in the Wet, One in the Regret.

Two in the Humper, One in the Dumper.

You’re welcome.


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