06 May 2007

Rollin' Dirty

This one is a bit dated now, but it's bound to become a classic. As alert readers will recall, Trinhity used a fair bit of sign language in her younger days. Now that she's talking, she doesn't use it so much. But one of her favorite games is still Patty Patty Poundcake.

I know what you're thinking: that's just silly. She'll never get the Van Halen reference, much less the double entendre -- and thank goodness for that, eh? But I gotta tell ya, some sick, twisted freaks wrote most traditional kid's songs. I mean, seriously: "roll it", "pat it", "mark it with a B", "put it in the oven..."?!? Sakes alive.

Anyway, her favorite part of the song game is the "roll it" thing where she spins her fists around each other like the Disco Diva she truly is. It's great fun. She also has (had) a sign for "dirty", the proper ASL sign: back of the hand under the chin, fingers wiggling. We were very proud of that one.

So last fall I was playing DJ + Chauffeur in the car for her on the way to La Madeline, our Saturday morning routine. I asked what she wanted to hear. She did her sign for "roll it" followed by her sign for "dirty".

Translation: Ridin' Dirty by Chamillionaire.

Some of you probably don't know that recent hit song, and perhaps that's just as well. Let's put it this way: Trinh's version of Ridin' Dirty probably involves a soiled diaper, and I rather doubt that's what the songwriter originally had in mind. 'Nuff said? It's a standard in her playlist, though.

What you're about to see could be interpreted several different ways. At first glance, she seems to be signing the song; she's not. It's more likely that she's performing an innovative new version of Pat-a-Cake to a soundtrack that would've given even Mother Goose pause. But it's also possible that these are an intricate series of gang signs intended to provoke any other babies in the area.

It's hard to say. Here it comes....

1 comment:

persephone said...

I'm mostly disturbed that you were wielding the camcorder while driving!!