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Thoughts on Twerking

Marissa

“Twerk” is now a word that is recognized by the Oxford dictionary: (ew.)

verb

[no object] informal dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance:

“Back in my day…” (insert old man voice here) we didn’t call it twerking it was booty shakin’! Now “twerking” is everywhere! You can’t log on to YouTube without seeing a twerk video. Is Miley to blame? (You all know I couldn’t talk about twerking without my girl Miley!) Yes and no. Twerking has been around since 1993 with origins in New Orleans and I remember Beyonce telling me to “Dip it, pop it, twerk it, stop it…” so I already knew what time it was. I gathered what twerking meant: Oh ass-shaking. Cool. I got this.

Now, 2013, my Mom knows what twerking is, my lil 13 year-old sister DEFINITELY knows what twerking is! Thanks MILES. I don’t want my lil sister thinking twerking is ok! I do believe that Miley Cyrus has brought the idea/act of/word “twerk” to the mainstream. Which is HILARIOUS cause lil buddy can’t even twerk :( like no. That’s a struggle twerk.

Anyway, for all the people who are saturated with the word “twerk” I am sorry. Twerking is here to stay. *Twerks*