So much talk has been about Miley Cyrus' "performance" on the VMAs over the last few days. I thought it was totally ridiculous, but I was happy to have learned a new word because of it.
Twerking: (as defined in the Urban Dictionary)
the act of moving/ shaking ones ass/buns/bottom/buttocks/bum-bum in a circular, up-and-down, and side-to-side motion. basically a slutty dance. derived from strip clubs.
I've certainly seen it before. But it seems that Miley is getting all the credit for it. If you search "twerking" on YouTube, most of the top videos are of Miley. But there's also this excellent instructional video that really breaks it down...
I found a video of Miley talking about twerking with Ryan Seacreast. She starts talking about it about a minute into the clip. Talk about foreshadowing! She talks about a twerking video she made in a unicorn onesie, and says, "I haven't really seen one bad comment about my twerk video." Well, she certainly changed that!
Like I said, we've all seen it before, but somehow, Miley made it so offensive and gross the other night, she's got us all talking about it.