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Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Thing To Try Today: pronking.

Still stuck inside far too much? Waist expanding? Not in the mood for dancing a jig?

Well, how about trying a little light pronking?

I do realise that technically you need four legs to pronk, but pronking is such good aerobic exercise it must be worth a try.

If nothing else, it'd give the rest of us a laugh.

Thing To Try Today: pronking. This word came to English in the late 1800s from Afrikaans, where it means to show off. Before that, it comes from the Dutch pronken to strut.

Although these gazelles seem to pronking for joy, pronking is also used as a way to confuse predators - or possibly just to make them laugh so much they can't run fast.

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