29 Aug '13, 10am

Oxford Adds 'Twerking' to Online Dictionaries (Plus 'Bitcoin,' 'Srsly,' and 'Derp')

Oxford Adds 'Twerking' to Online Dictionaries (Plus 'Bitcoin,' 'Srsly,' and 'Derp')

In the world of pop culture -– and especially in internet culture -– new language is constantly evolving and being invented. It’s one of the beautiful things about the connected age: A new piece of slang can pop up in one community, show up on Twitter and eventually spread the world over. Case in point: “twerk,” which was recently added to the Oxford Dictionaries lexicon . Yes, twerk is now an official word (air quotes are no longer necessary!), but in the process of being defined, it has also lost a little bit of its panache. That’s not to say that the word is not legitimate or deserving of an entry, or that Oxford’s online definition (“dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance”) isn’t sufficient. But when a piece of slang gets a proper definition, no matter how thorough, it takes a bit of the fun...

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