This whole twerking phenomenon has gone way too far. Not only is Miley Cyrus trying to earn street cred by attempting to do the dance, but now Britain’s Oxford Dictionary has added the word. Yes, twerking is no a legitimate word.
Despite the word being in the urban lexicon for years, Oxford Dictionary didn’t decide to add the word until Miley “twerked” all over Robin Thicke’s man muscle at the VMAs this past weekend. The New York Times reports:
Britain’s Oxford Dictionaries said the rapid-fire gyrations employed by pop starlet Miley Cyrus to bounce her way to the top of the charts had become increasingly visible in the past 12 months and would be added to its publications under the entry: “Twerk, verb.”
So now that “twerk” is apart of the dictionary, when are we going to add other slang made famous by Ying yang Twins? I mean, really, what’s next? Adding the slang term of “donk” to the dictionary. Where do we draw the line because our language is going to crap. i don’t know why i’m acting all surprised. i should have known something was up once “bootylicious” was added some years ago.
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