Did Miley Cyrus help 'twerk' land in the dictionary?

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  1. dawg

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    If you haven't seen enough of Miley Cyrus twerking at Sunday's MTV VMAs, be forewarned -- you might be seeing her picture next to the word "twerk" in a dictionary one day.
    Quartz reports that Oxford Dictionaries Online is including "twerk" in its latest update of phrases that have recently come into general use. ("Twerk" won't go in the Oxford University Press' venerable Oxford English Dictionary just yet, Quartz reports, but it's only a matter of time, right?)


    The ODO defines "twerk" as a verb meaning to "dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance," which pretty much nails Cyrus' performance at the VMAs.

    However you define it, there's no denying that Cyrus has been pushing the dance into the public's consciousness since March, when a video of her twerking in a unicorn costume went viral.
    Of course, she wasn't the first person to twerk. Headline News has a brief history of the dance.
     
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    I'm twerking right now. :jerk:
     
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    dawg dawg dawg....wha whaat

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    I'm pretty sure I'd let her twerk on my face.
     
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    Me too :beer:
     
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    Thats fucking gay :no:
     
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    Pretty sure it was the 5 million vids on youtube
     
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    i should have stopped after the first one :facepalm:
     
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    That's the last mod party at Dawgs house
     
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    Geez, I'm with you.

    I've been hearing the phrase in Hip Hop songs for at least a decade, then see an explosion of it lately on the internet and now what was once a prestigious authority on wordsmith-ship wants to ride the trend train.

    They're worse attention whores than Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus.

    Why is everything so trashy now? :facepalm:
     
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    I had never heard this term until a couple of months ago, I was with LC and her friend in the car, and we were driving by this seedy hotel. There was a little girl, maybe 7 or so outside on the first floor balcony of this hotel doing this odd dance by herself and LC said "LOOK at that little kid TWERKING."

    I was like "What the hell is twerking???? :uscratch: "

    I still didn't exactly know, until I read that definition. :D
     
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    you don't twerk? :wtf:
     
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    I just told you, I didn't even know what it was until two minutes ago. :behave:
     
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