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A fist pound, pound it, respect knuckles, bones, or props is a type of social interaction commonly used by teenagers. It involves one person holding out their fist (poundee) and someone else "pounding it" with their fist (pounder). It is often used in situations similar to when a high five is used. A pound also can be known as a symbol of giving of respect in certain sectors of society. Fist pounds can also be followed by various other hand and body gestures to make a unique handshake between friends. Social interaction is a dynamic, changing sequence of social actions between individuals (or groups) who modify their actions and reactions due to the actions by their interaction partner(s). ... A separate article is about the punk band called The Adolescents. ... A high five is a celebratory gesture made by two people, each raising one hand to slap the raised hand of the other - usually meant to communicate to spectators mutual self-satisfaction or to extend congratulations from one person to another. ...



"Pound It" can be and has been used as a celebratory offering to a member of a party who provides mirth for the others. In order to thank him or her for this often extemporaneous mirth, a pound is offered.

Hit me with a pound, Pound it up, Give me some, and I'll give you some for that are also used to commence a pounding. They are widely accepted and admired in most situations.

Pound Expiration Time

Although there exists no time constraint or expiration period in the art of the pound, there is a proper period of time in which a pound ought to be delivered and accepted. Pounds often need to be distributed promptly lest they lose their gusto. The exact time restrictions are molded by the given situation's particulars (i.e. place, persons present, reason for giving pound, etc), and should be adhered to by pound purists.

For example, after a humorous comment is delivered, an average of less than three seconds should elapse before the pound is proferred.

Acceptable Pound Situations

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Receiving a pound can be as rewarding as receiving a scholarship to your college of choice. It has been compared to the opening of gifts on Christmas morning. But in order to receive such an offering, you must first arouse laughter by triggering certain aspects of conversation. Image File history File links Circle-question. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ... Christmas is an annual holiday that marks the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. ...

1. "The International" or "Across the Seas" pounds are rewarded when making a reference to a foreign country. They are often accompanied by a small phrase or brief sentiment from the respected country or culture.

2. "Sacred" pounds are obtained during conversation about God, the Holy Bible, or any of the twelve Apostles. These pounds are often ubiquitous at Bible study meetings and various Christian youth gatherings. This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... Alternate meaning: See Apostle (Mormonism) The Christian Apostles were Jewish men chosen from among the disciples, who were sent forth (as indicated by the Greek word απόστολος apostolos= messenger), by Jesus to preach the Gospel to both Jews and Gentiles, across the... Bible study may refer to: Biblical hermeneutics Grammatical-historical Higher criticism Bibliology Literature Christian eschatology Christian theology Biblical theology Systematic theology Categories: Bible ... This article is about the phenonmenon of Protestant (Evangelical) Christians ministering to their youth. ...

3. "Hypothetical", "Telepathic", "Brain", "Mental" or simply "Air" pounds are exchanged when pounder and pound receiver are either too far or merely too lethargic to slam fists with one another. This pound is frowned upon for its slothful connotation, however it is preferred to the complete absence of a pound. They can also occur when the two pounding persons are fearful that the "pound expiration time" will pass. The two differ slightly, as "Hypothetical", "Telepathic", and "Brain" pounds require no physical movements in any way, with the exception of an unmandatory slight headbutt motion of sorts. "Air" pounds, however, require a full pound exercise, for the pounds are meant to meet in the air. They are often credited with giving way to the action of blowing kisses. The top combatant can attack with headbutts while being held in the bottom combatants guard. ...

4. "Animal" pounds are given in comments or situations wherein it is fitting to reference members of the Animalia Kingdom. An excellent example is the turtle pound, which is common at reptile expositions. It is created by the two interactors placing their thumbs between their clenched index and middle fingers in the semblance of a turtle, and then pounding their fists together. Another popular animal pound is the wolf pound. This transaction, a homage to small-town werewolf Wolfgang von Schübert, is usually dispensed alongside a bellowing howl, and requires the pounders to shape their fists into a wolf-like formation. Phyla Porifera (sponges) Ctenophora (comb jellies) Cnidaria Placozoa Subregnum Bilateria  Acoelomorpha  Orthonectida  Rhombozoa  Myxozoa  Superphylum Deuterostomia     Chordata (vertebrates, etc. ... Subclasses Anapsida Diapsida Synonyms Reptilia Laurenti, 1768 Reptiles are tetrapods and amniotes, animals whose embryos are surrounded by an amniotic membrane, and members of the class Sauropsida. ... An exposition may be one of the following: In music an exposition is the first of the sections in sonata allegro form. ... Wolf Wolf Man Mount Wolf Wolf Prizes Wolf Spider Wolf 424 Wolf 359 Wolf Point Wolf-herring Frank Wolf Friedrich Wolf Friedrich August Wolf Hugo Wolf Johannes Wolf Julius Wolf Max Franz Joseph Cornelius Wolf Maximilian Wolf Rudolf Wolf Thomas Wolf As Name Wolf Breidenbach Wolf Hirshorn Other The call... A German woodcut from 1722 A werewolf (also lycanthrope or wolfman) in folklore is a person who shapeshifts into a wolf or wolflike creature, either purposely evil, by using magic, or after being placed under a curse. ...

5. "Zig-Zag" or "Sidewinder" pounds are exchanged during situations in which room is limited, usually in a crowded room or a small space such as a car. As suggested by their name, they are distributed in a serpentine motion. They can also be given when the pound sender is in an exceptionally jubilant mood. The vertical alteration of this pound has been justly dubbed "the Rollercoaster". This pound is rare to use on a day to day basis, but has become overwhelmingly popular at amusement parks such as Six Flags and Disney World. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A typical roller coaster The roller coaster is a popular amusement ride developed for amusement parks and modern theme parks. ... Ferris wheel Amusement park is the more generic term for a collection of amusement rides and other entertainment attractions assembled for the purpose of entertaining a fairly large group of people. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is Walt Disney World Resorts most recognizable icon Introduction Owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company, the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, USA is home to four theme parks, three water parks, several resort hotels and golf courses...

6. "Meat and Potato" pounds are extremely hearty and formidable. They are the strongest, purest forms of pounds and only exist between the closest of confederates. Customary eye contact is vital for the proper and fluid execution of these titanic formalities. They are usually exchanged after the poundee and pounder reunite after a long period of separation, but can also be given at funerals, farewell parties, or celebratory feasts. These are not for the faint of fist.

7. "Nascent" pounds are given to new members of a society who were previously unaware of the art of pounding. Often slow and weak, these pounds aim more to teach than to congratulate.

8. "Athletic " pounds are renowned for their emphatic machoness, and are sometimes problematic for novices if not given and/or received properly. They are usually administered before, during, or after a sporting activity in which a player, team, or any sport-related affiliate completes a successful play. Strictly dispensed amongst players, fans, coaches, and mascots, this form of poundage is analogous to a coach-administered slap to the butt.

9. "Paddle" pounds, though not given with a fist but with a paddle, are extremely gleeful and euphorically exhilarating forms of communication between two teammates during a table tennis match. To initiate, the pounder simply raises his/her paddle above their head and bellows "PADDLE POUND!" to call the pound receiver into action. Often given when one or both players have successfully administered a good move during game play, "Paddle" pounds can also be given when one's team has won a match. A paddle is a tool, originally a propulsion implement for mixing or pushing against liquids, typically in order to propel a boat. ... Ping Pong redirects here. ...

10. "Double" pounds are not as simple in their execution as they are in theory. Only attempted by experienced pounders, this form of greeting involves both fists to meet symmetrically in media res of the two pounders' bodies. Missed pounds can have tragic affects - contusions, bruises, torn ligaments, etc. This page includes English translations of several Latin phrases and abbreviations such as . ... A bruise or contusion or ecchymosis is a kind of injury, usually caused by blunt impact, in which the capillaries are damaged, allowing blood to seep into the surrounding tissue. ...

11. "Rainbow" pounds are administered from one person to a person of lesser stature. It is performed by the pounder simply raising his arm above and slightly behind his head and then subsequently bringing it towards the poundee's fist in a downward arc motion. ARC may refer to: // American Record Company, a United States record label American Reprographics Company, the largest reprographics company in the United States ARC International, a computer processor designer Airlines Reporting Corporation, a company which handles administrative functions for airlines Advanced Recon Commando, part of the elite special forces of...

12. "Napoleon Bonapound" requires that both the pounder and poundee be wearing jackets or cummerbunds. Following a normal fist pound, the two simply tuck their fist hand into their jacket opening and stare off triumphantly into the distance.

13. The "Breaking the Pound Barrier" pound commences with the two greeters slowly and unsteadily accelerating their fists towards one another. Upon contact, they immediately open their hands and recoil them back. Sound effects are mandatory. This has also been referred to as an "Asteroid" pound. Sound effects or audio effects are artificially created or enhanced sounds, or sound processes used to emphasize artistic or other content of movies, video games, music, or other media. ...

14. "Large Professor" or "Kowtow"pounds pay homage to Asian culture and influence. Upon completion of a normal fist pound, both the pounder and poundee then engage in a slow kowtow to one another. Common Martial Arts film sounds are also usually utilized to create an air of mellifluence. These pounds are used assiduously at karate competitions and are quite popular among monks, martial artists, and Asian street food vendors. A Roman Catholic monk A monk is a person who practices monasticism, adopting a strict religious and ascetic lifestyle, usually in community with others following the same path. ... Hawaiian State Grappling Championships. ... A portable night-time Tex-Mex street-food stand outside the Helsinki railway station, Finland. ...

15. The "End-Around" pound is arguably the most difficult pound to perform. As the pounder walks by a poundee, he abruptly and extemporaneously shouts "End-Around-Pound!", and proceeds to curve his arm around his buttocks, allowing for his fist to protrude and dangle from his lower back. The poundee must then demonstrate acute attention and laser-like speed to complete the transaction. After the pound is completed, the happy-faced pounder simply continues his walk as if nothing has happened. Because of it's lucidity and eloquence, this pound's expiration time is the shortest of all pound variants. In addition, due to the difficulty and abruptness of the "End-Around-Pound", it has come to be looked upon as choice by many high-ranking business workers and military officials.

16. "2001: A Pound" is a type of pound where both pounders slowly elevate their fists towards oneanother, whilst singing, humming, or whistling the theme to 2001: A Space Odyssey (Also Sprach Zarathrustra). The two fists finally gain contact with each other once the singer or singers reach the climax of the theme. Multiple extra bumps during the following timpani solo are optional. A movie poster from the original release of 2001 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is an immensely popular and influential science fiction film and book; the film directed by Stanley Kubrick and the book written by Arthur C. Clarke. ...

Locking the Pound

In situations that dictate high enthusiasm or jubilee, the pounder may opt to "lock" said pound. In doing so, the pounder would proceed with the pound and upon contact, rotate his/her wrist to simulate the locking of a key. Two variants are included:

1. The "Double Lock" occurs when both the pounder and the poundee go into the act with the predetermined notion that the lock will happen. When the locking happens, both hands turn the opposite way, causing knuckles to grind against one another. This lock ensures maximum security and is more commonly used among friends.

2. The "Tumbler" is similar to the Double Lock, but has both actors rotating their fist to the same direction. This leads to discomfort and awkwardness among the pounders and is often seen in negative light. Little is said afterward and both go about their business. This has high potential to end future pounding between characters.

Pounds in Pop Culture

  • The pound, referred to as the fist bump, was featured in the 2007 Bud Light Super Bowl commercial.[1]
  • In a 1995 Sprite commercial featuring hip hop artists Grand Puba and Large Professor, Puba proclaims the joy that can be attained by simultaneously filling one's hands with pounds and soft drinks: "I give a pound to my man wit my right hand/cuz I, I keeps the Sprite in my left hand..."

Anheuser_Busch (NYSE: BUD), the worlds third largest brewing company in volume after InBev and SABMiller, is based in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. The company brews 35 different beers and malt liquors. ... Maxwell Dixon, better known as Grand Puba, is a rapper from New York. ... William Paul Mitchell (born March 21, 1972 in Flushing, Queens, New York), best known as Large Professor, also as Large Pro and the Extra P, is a New York based hip hop record producer and MC. He is best known as a member of the influential underground hip hop group...


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