Hang Loose

According to CNN:

Embattled Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Wednesday that he “can’t wait to begin to tell his side of the story.”


“There’s a time and place for everything. That day will soon be here, and you might know more about that today, maybe no later than tomorrow.”

Asked what it is he wants to say, Blagojevich told the reporters to “hang loose.”

So Blagowhatever is all pumped up and excited to tell us his side of the story, but we’re supposed to hang loose.

I realized that I wasn’t informed on the distinction between hanging loose versus hanging tight, so I consulted Urban Dictionary.

Hang Loose:

As used in the Hawaiian Islands, “Hang Loose or “Shocka” is used as a non verbal expression; or greeting. To tell the receipiant, that every thing will be OK, Relax, Stop looking at me w/ that stern look on your face.
( Mostly Visual) With the three mid figures folded down. Extend the Thumb & Pinky finger out, and shake vigurously, about the radial axis of the wrist.

Hang tight on the other hand is merely…

To await further instructions.
She was anxious for an update, but he told her to hang tight.

Frankly, I will neither be hanging loose or tight to hear his story. But I guess if it’s ridiculous enough, I’ll probably end up reading about it and laughing a little.

In other tight vs. loose news, Amos Lee suggests keeping it loose and tight:


~ by ohactually on December 17, 2008.

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