One of my cats is named Huckleberry, but I frequently shorten his name or call him some variation on that, like Huck, or Hucklebuck. I had no idea that hucklebuck is a word that other people use, though. Today I happened to be reading about the Flickr photo of Transexual Shaving Cream and noticed someone in the comments section said “so you maybe have ended up being additionally hucklebucked by…”
A quick Google search later, and I now know there was a 1949 R&B song by Paul Williams, that lead to a risque dance craze, a Blues band, a sexual term (didn’t look at that link, might not be SFW) a font face, a DJ, and a term meaning “to be hoodwinked or fooled.” And there’s a musical called “Dancehall Qs and Hucklebuck Shoes
Who knew?

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