H&N Making Smoke: The Crazy Universal Language of Construction Workers

Harper Quill

Updated Thursday, April 4, 2024 at 12:00 AM CDT

Have you ever witnessed a conversation that transcends language barriers and leaves you in stitches? Well, a recent video titled "H&N Making Smoke" has taken the internet by storm, showcasing the incredible non-verbal communication skills of construction workers. This captivating footage has left viewers in awe and has sparked a flurry of crazy comments.

In the video, an experienced excavator operator delivers a powerful message to a truck driver in the most unconventional way. As the truck driver dumps the load into the truck bed, the operator's body language becomes animated and expressive. With vigorous hand gestures and exaggerated movements, he conveys a clear message: "Lay the load in my truck a bit more careful, or you'll shake the hell out of it."

The comments section of this video is a goldmine of humor and insight. One user jokingly compares the operator's actions to the popular children's song, saying, "You put your right arm in, you put your right arm out, you do the Hokey Pokey and shake it all about." Another commenter admits to being perplexed by the operator's final wiggle, adding a laughing emoji to express their amusement.

Curiosity arises as one viewer wonders what is written on the hill in the background, adding an air of mystery to the already entertaining scene. Meanwhile, another user deciphers the operator's message, explaining that he is urging the truck driver to load the truck more gently to avoid bouncing around the cab and potential damage to the vehicle.

The video also sparks discussions about the universality of body language. A commenter marvels at the power of non-verbal communication, stating, "Body language is a universal language." Others delight in the interpretive dance-like performance, playfully referring to it as "interpretive dance" and "wiggle, wiggle, wiggle."

Some viewers find humor in the situation, suggesting that the rocking of the van is due to the truck driver's subpar performance. They quip, "If this van's a rockin, it's because you're not doing your job right." Another commenter comically asks if the operator's message translates to, "You're taking too long with the dirt! Put it in quickly so we can get to the party!"

Amidst the laughter, a few viewers raise interesting questions about the nature of construction work. One wonders if there are regulations that prevent the operator from leaving the cab or being approached unless the engine is turned off, leading to the need for this unique charade. Another ponders why modern excavators don't have controls that mimic hand gestures for more intuitive operation.

Ultimately, this video serves as a reminder of the power of non-verbal communication and the humor that can be found in unexpected situations. The operator's mastery of this universal language has left viewers entertained and eager to share their insights and witty remarks.

So, the next time you witness a crazy conversation unfold without a single word being spoken, remember the "H&N Making Smoke" video and the laughter it brought to millions across the internet.

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Universal lingo: "Lay the load in my truck a bit more careful, or you'll shake the hell out of it." Used to be an excavator operator.


I didn’t understand the wiggle in the end😅


You put your right arm in, you put your right arm out, you do the Hokey pokey and shake it all about


Ok what’s written on the hill in the background?


He is saying to load the truck more gently as he is the driver, and dropping the load too quickly is bouncing him around the cab, and could cause damage to the truck.


Gotta love 'interpretive dance'.


"If this van's a rockin, it's because you're not doing your job right"


Are you picking up what I'm dropping! Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle


Makes sense to me.


I've watched it over a dozen times, the shake at the end makes me giggle!

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