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Walking weird

| You've seen her plenty of times, always barefoot, always dressed in white on an all-white set, telling us about the glories of Citracal. Her voice can only be described as mellifluous. Her name is Kate Hodge, and she has a long list of acting credits to her name.

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Walking weird — note that left arm and left leg are both swinging forward, and the right ones both backward

Her latest Citracal commercial has her walking weirdly, for no apparent reason. Most people, when they walk, swing their arm in synch with the leg on the opposite side of the body; that is, right-arm and left-leg go forward and back together. But in this commercial, she moves arm and leg on the same side of the body together. To achieve this she almost pivots her whole body around the spine. It's truly a weird way of walking, and, having tried it myself, it's not easy.

She doesn't always walk thusly. In the ad here (left), she strides out quite normally. So what is with the swinging-the-arm-and-leg-on-the-same-side-of-the-body walk? (There must be a name for this kind of walk. If she were a horse, this gait would be the pace.)

If this is a side-effect of Citracal, who would want any part of it?

Last updated on May 19, 2016

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