Can any Leftpondians explain bean dip to me?
On encountering the phrase, I Googled it and found Urban Dictionary’s definition:
To flick a woman’s (or man’s) breast with the index finger. Dubbed “bean dip” because the move is similar to that of scooping up bean dip.
This definition is in itself mystifying to me. Not only do I not know any kind of social situation where this would be an everyday enough act to need a term for it (have any other Rightpondians any experience of this gesture? I just don’t think anyone does that over here), I also can’t envisage such a flick being anything like the action of scooping up dip (with a tortilla chip or some such, presumably).
But it’s also mystifying because the contexts in which I have read bean dip don’t seem to allow for any such meaning; it appears to mean something like ‘duck the question’ or ‘dodge the issue’. For the life of me I can’t make any connection between flicking someone’s nipple and ducking an awkward question. Are these two senses totally unrelated, or are they connected and if so how?
Oh, and just for the record, bean dip as a food doesn’t really exist over here. That is, we do have many kinds of dip, and I wouldn’t swear that bean dip is never made or sold (though I’ve never seen it anywhere I shop, and have never knowingly eaten it), but it certainly isn’t a mainstream party snack food.