Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Well You Can't Say "Twerking Ain't A Word", Not According to the Updated Dictionary





From the Stripper pole, to music videos, #twerkteam, & now Twerking is no longer just Ebonics, its officially apart of the english dictionary. According to Britains Oxford Dictionary Twerk, would be added to the new edition under Verb. Due to the fact that Miley Cyrus has had Massive success with chart topper “We Can't Stop”, & making random cameos from Big Sean 2 Juicey J, & most rappers have a knack for the use of the word weather it be a mention, or “stripper dance” performance you can't deny the words visibility over a course of time.

Oxford Dictionary's Katherine C. Martin even did research and came to the realization the word “Twerking” is over 20y.r. Old.

Martin in a statement:
"There are many theories about the origin of this word, and since it arose in oral use, we may never know the answer for sure," We think the most likely theory is that it is an alteration of work, because that word has a history of being used in similar ways, with dancers being encouraged to 'work it.' The 't' could be a result of blending with another word such as twist or twitch."


Twerk, along with other words such as selfie, Digital Detox, & Bitcoin will all be added as part of Oxfords Quarterly updates. This just goes to show how information can change with time & relevancy.



1 comment:

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