A member of the Awkward Animal Clan
, the awkward salmon is a movement performed during or after an awkward
moment to relieve tension. One variety of the motion is to place a hand another person's chin, palm down, and wiggle the hand and fingers so as to smack the underside of the person's chin somewhat.
Grandma: Everyone's a lesbian in college, even I was.
Granddaughter: Uh...awkward salmon.