This is a call of a foul in groups which take the Hokey Pokey
very seriously. This is what happens when you are supposed to be putting only your foot in, but instead, put your whole leg in
. Being that the leg goes in after the foot, participants wishing to call the foul
cry "Leg Early" and the music is stopped for punisment of the individual committing the offense
Now, depending upon which of the many International Hokey Pokey Society events you are attending, the punishment for Leg Early can vary greatly:
- In the bylaws of the Southern Latvian IHPS, it clearly states that the offending party must be tarred, feathered, and run out of town.
- In many African IHPS bylaws, the one committing Leg Early must give his best goat to the highest ranking IHPS officer in attendance at the event.
- In Iran, the punishment is the removal of the offending bodily appendage.
- In Sweden, the offender is spanked 23 times with a dried salmon, which is then partaken of joyously by each official member of the IHPS in attendance.
- I can't really get into too much detail about the punishment laid down by the Welsh IHPS, but let's just say that you don't want to commit Leg Early at a WIHPS event unless you are tremendously fond of three sheep, jello, blood sausage, and an automatic milking machine.
If anyone has any other Leg Early punishments from around the world, please follow up, as I would be interested to learn any of which I am not yet aware.