Invented in Hoboken: “Swabbing”
Swabbing: a safe, fun alternative to “planking!”
Many of you have heard of this sensation called “Planking” (or the lying-down game) which has been making frequent appearances on the news. This trend, where people lay face-down in odd locations (often in group) and take photos of it. What a goof! That is, until someone falls and dies while planking.
I was wondering what’s so great about planking anyway? It’s kind of filthy!
So that got me thinking while I was cleaning my ears the other day. You rarely see photos of people doing this in public! I was going to call it Q-tipping – but looking what people are associating that phrase with, it wasn’t a good idea.
My alternative choice was “Swabbing.” I personally think it’d be real funny to see people cleaning their ears out in random places. Like at official press conferences, the red carpet, winning the marathon, etc.
If this trend takes off – you can add it to the list of “Hoboken Firsts.”