Flip Flap is the latest craze on TikTok. However, it means more than you may think. Read on to find out its different meanings.
Some of the best internet slang words arguably have more than one meaning.
Flip Flap is the latest addition to the encyclopedia of internet vernacular. However, some people still don’t know it means multiple things.
If you are like the user above, keep reading to learn more.
Why is TikTok so obsessed with the word Flip Flap?
At the moment, Flip Flap is trending on TikTok with over 63 million views. Moreover, the term represents two different things: a sound and a skill.
As with the former, Flip Flap is a new TikTok sound added to goofy videos for comedic relief. The sound is gotten from the song ‘Flip Flop Fliep Flap’ by Sigurd Barrett.
In the song, he sings ‘Flip Flap’ followed by unintelligible words. Therefore, many TikTok users make gags from its lyrics, like in the video below.
However, the official lyrics of the song are even funnier. Check them out here.
Now, let us talk about the skills associated with Flip Flap.
The Flip Flap, also known as the ‘Elastico’ or ‘Snake Bite,’ is an evasive move in soccer – or English football – which players use to dribble their opponents. You can use it to confuse a defender and get past them.
How to successfully do a Flip Flap in soccer
The Flip Flap requires both speed and accuracy. Firstly, kick the ball with the outside of your foot, then rapidly kick it back with the inside of the same foot. Watch this video for more context.
In this video, a TikTok user showcases a variation of the Flip Flap called the Reverse Flip Flap.
Although it works on the same principle as the standard Flip Flap, the Reverse Flip Flap’s technique is flipped. Therefore, the player whips their leg inward and then outward.
The video below perfectly combines both meanings of the word ‘Flip Flap’ to produce a viral hit.
Watch this video for more cool dribbles to get past defenders with.
To you, which of the two Flip Flap meanings on TikTok is more popular? Let us know.