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"Yah-hee, icky thump"
--'Icky Thump,' White Stripes (2007)
Jack White bought a vowel and tweaked a slang term he borrowed from wife Karen Ellson to title this tune. Folks from the north of England -- a genus that includes Mrs. White -- will often yelp "Ecky Thump" when surprised or dismayed (with 'eck being a PG-13 tone-down of 'ell). The term was also employed by the comedy troupe the Goodies, who created the Ecky Thump martial art -- in which participants do battle with elongated tubes of black pudding, or, as Yanks know it, blood sausage.