Monday, 20 May 2013

Springbok Pronking

When excited or disturbed, the springbok, a small antelope that lives in southern Africa, often bounces into a leaping trot with back arched, legs straight, and head lowered. This movement is known as pronking. Pronking comes from the Dutch word 'pronken' which means 'showing off'.



YouTube link

(thanks Cora)

5 comment(s):

Hundewanderer said...

Pronk on little Springboks.

soubriquet said...

"I was a lonely teenage pronkin' buck,
with a pink carnation and a pick-up truck."

Some people, well, most people, would say Don McLean sings "Bronkin'".

I never thought so. The man's obviously intelligent enough, and well-read enough to draw the comparison between teenage boys and pronking bucks.

Anonymous said...

As a BBC licence payer, why the hell is this blocked in the UK?

Gerard said...

I have no idea.

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