Dance technique adopted by most white, male teenagers that requires very little rhythm and coordination, but still comes off as looking funny and novel enough not to immediately take them out of contention with the better looking women at a club or a party. The shopping cart is peformed by placing one arm out in front of you, as if guiding an imaginary "cart," while with the other you branch out and clench a fist to any random area above your waist, as if "taking groceries of the shelf." In most cases, men who utilize the shopping cart can get a laugh, but those who use it generally are not the ones scoring with the chicks later. Has been a cornerstone of the white male teenager's limited dance repetoire for almost a decade.
"Ethan, afraid of losing Emily to the latino boy break dancing over on the opposite end of the gymnasium, acted quickly and busted out the shopping cart, which made Emily laugh. He quickly poured her some punch, complimented her on her eyes, and persuaded her to go out and get some fresh air. Without the shopping cart, he'd have to subject himself to talking with a butterface
February 04, 2004