The awkward salmon is usually performed when sitting, although it can be done standing. The person spreads his legs slightly apart and puts his hand in between them close to the knees. Then he rapidly moves his hand back and forth slapping each leg to simulate the sound of a salmon flopping around on the ground.
The awkward salmon can become even more awkward (and a lot funnier) if a person sneaks up behind another person and performs the awkward salmon on the victim.
Grandson: (to his friends)... AWKWARD SALMON!
Usually screaming "Awkward Salmon" in a slightly deranged voice is acceptable at this time.
This usually serves to make the situation far more awkward than initially perceived.
ZZZ: 'Places hands between the thighs of 'XXX' and begins slapping. '
ZZZ: AWKWARD SALMON LOL
I think Hitler was really a woman.
Tom(to another person present, not Jane in most cases):.... *AWKWARD SALMON*
Granddaughter: Uh...awkward salmon.
The akward salmon is another member of the awkward animal clan. It is probably one of the funniest ones out there.
During an akward silence, it works just like the awkward turtle to relieve tension.
You put one hand flat and then slap the other hand onto the flat one alternating back-front-back-front etc, to look like a fish slapping on the floor of a boat.
The sound is the best part.
Uhh....AWKWARD SALMON *slapslapslapslapslapslap*