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(The New York Times)   New York Times: "twerking is a dance move typically associated with lower-income African-American women that involves the rapid gyration of the hips in a fashion that prominently exhibits the elasticity of the gluteal musculature" Oh dear   (nytimes.com) divider line 156
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2013-09-02 10:13:53 AM
Now I want radicchio and caramelized pear salad.
 
2013-09-02 10:26:31 AM
I thought it was a woman spreading the thighs and thrusting the pelvis so it looked like she was air-humping, so as to accentuate the availability of her genitalia.
 
2013-09-02 10:30:55 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: I thought it was a woman spreading the thighs and thrusting the pelvis so it looked like she was air-humping, so as to accentuate the availability of her genitalia.


You forgot the part that makes their description so special.
 
2013-09-02 10:38:53 AM
FTFA: Upon hearing what twerking is, it is natural for your parents to want to experiment with it. They may even proudly announce, "Look at us, we're twerking!" not recognizing the inappropriateness of their actions and words.

That's when I began to suspect the author was trying to be funny.
 
2013-09-02 11:05:29 AM
Well, that certainly guts the fun out of it.
 
2013-09-02 11:06:08 AM
Nailed it.
 
2013-09-02 11:06:11 AM
Twerk is short for 'twat work'.  True story.
 
2013-09-02 11:07:16 AM
Envy is a biatch.
Miley should just go get a dick sewn on.
 
2013-09-02 11:07:42 AM
Easy to say when you have a skinny, pasty white ass.
 
2013-09-02 11:07:52 AM
Felis catus is your taxonomic nomenclature,An endothermic quadruped, carnivorous by nature;Your visual, olfactory, and auditory sensesContribute to your hunting skills and natural defenses.
I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations,A singular development of cat communicationsThat obviates your basic hedonistic predilectionFor a rhythmic stroking of your fur to demonstrate affection.
A tail is quite essential for your acrobatic talents;You would not be so agile if you lacked its counterbalance.And when not being utilized to aid in locomotion,It often serves to illustrate the state of your emotion.
O Spot, the complex levels of behavior you displayConnote a fairly well-developed cognitive array.And though you are not sentient and do not comprehend,I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.
 
2013-09-02 11:08:25 AM
Miley is black? She does look a bit like Michael Jackson, minus the singing and dancing skills.
 
2013-09-02 11:08:35 AM
Explained like an true-blooded emotionally stunted WASP, NYT.
 
2013-09-02 11:09:57 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: Explained like an true-blooded emotionally stunted WASP, NYT.


Well, they're not  wrong...
 
2013-09-02 11:10:13 AM
You stick your fat ass out and shake it all about.
 
2013-09-02 11:10:32 AM

flucto: You forgot the part that makes their description so special.


it's racist but accurate.
 
2013-09-02 11:10:51 AM
Not as adept a satirist as Pocket Ninja, but nice effort.
 
2013-09-02 11:10:58 AM
WASPs don't twerk?
 
2013-09-02 11:11:06 AM
This is what happens what you give something a name.
The cultural act of being an American, what's that named?

Dorking? Serfing? Proling?
 
2013-09-02 11:11:12 AM
www.colinfahey.com
/Did Ric get a new job reporting for the New York Times?
 
2013-09-02 11:11:20 AM
Keep that shiat in the ghetto, skanks.
 
2013-09-02 11:11:23 AM
Did they have a related article about how Jazz is the music of lower-income African-Americans who smoke marijuana and lust after white women?
 
2013-09-02 11:12:36 AM

T-Servo: Miley is black?


"typically associated with "  not, "exclusively".
 
2013-09-02 11:12:51 AM
Protestant twerk ethic
 
2013-09-02 11:14:00 AM
It's nothing new. That shiat's been here since the '50's.

nestfullofnew.com
 
2013-09-02 11:14:07 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-02 11:15:26 AM
Socio-culturally, they're not entirely wrong. All the same, given the climate, I've had omitted that fun fact.
 
2013-09-02 11:15:52 AM
Living in the "Dirty South", I've been having to see women twerk since the mid to late-90s. It gets old. With luck this trend will fade soon.
 
2013-09-02 11:16:01 AM

fortheloveofgod: T-Servo: Miley is black?

"typically associated with "  not, "exclusively".


I understand that part, it's just that she's the reason it's an official word now. Were it not for confused Hannah Montana fans in whitebread suburbia, it would still only be in the urban dictionary.
 
2013-09-02 11:16:33 AM
myarmiscompleteagain.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-09-02 11:19:06 AM
But what of the honky-tonk-badonkadonk?!?!
 
2013-09-02 11:19:15 AM

T-Servo: fortheloveofgod: T-Servo: Miley is black?

"typically associated with "  not, "exclusively".

I understand that part, it's just that she's the reason it's an official word now. Were it not for confused Hannah Montana fans in whitebread suburbia, it would still only be in the urban dictionary.


g3ar.co.za
 
2013-09-02 11:19:52 AM
It would be such a cute and effective display of readiness to fornicate if only they weren't just kidding.
Takes all the magic out of it for me.

Like a politician speaking, you have to remember it is just an act.
 
2013-09-02 11:19:53 AM
Interesting...

oi43.tinypic.com
 
2013-09-02 11:22:11 AM
 
2013-09-02 11:23:12 AM

Preebs: [myarmiscompleteagain.files.wordpress.com image 200x189]


Id tap that pussy.
 
2013-09-02 11:24:18 AM

snocone: It would be such a cute and effective display of readiness to fornicate if only they weren't just kidding.
Takes all the magic out of it for me.

Like a politician speaking, you have to remember it is just an act.


No.
Women should be required to twerk as a sign of readiness and williness to give up the ass to you.
Men would appreciate the disambiguation.
 
2013-09-02 11:27:11 AM
Didn't we use to call that 'freaking'?
 
2013-09-02 11:27:47 AM

snocone: It would be such a cute and effective display of readiness to fornicate if only they weren't just kidding.
Takes all the magic out of it for me.

Like a politician speaking, you have to remember it is just an act.


Does it really grind your gears?
 
2013-09-02 11:29:35 AM
I thought it was called 'bubbling'?
 
2013-09-02 11:31:03 AM
We always just called it bounce dancing down here.
 
2013-09-02 11:31:15 AM
I'm told that it's actually an "oscillation" rather than a "gyration."

(I'm also told that the whole "twerking" phenomenon has already jumped the shark)
 
2013-09-02 11:32:37 AM
If I were black, I'd try to sue them for associating it with my race. Normally I'm not one for the race card, but there is a line.
 
2013-09-02 11:33:07 AM

MrBallou: FTFA: Upon hearing what twerking is, it is natural for your parents to want to experiment with it. They may even proudly announce, "Look at us, we're twerking!" not recognizing the inappropriateness of their actions and words.

That's when I began to suspect the author was trying to be funny.


Yeah, the entire thing reads as pretty tongue in cheek.
 
2013-09-02 11:33:17 AM

Benevolent Misanthrope: I thought it was a woman spreading the thighs and thrusting the pelvis so it looked like she was air-humping, so as to accentuate the availability of her genitalia.


ASL?

//just kidding
 
2013-09-02 11:33:38 AM
This shiat cracks me up.

http://youtu.be/PamyInKGPnU
 
2013-09-02 11:34:03 AM
Am I the only one who associates "twerking" with strippers and dance clubs, not black people?

/white chick
 
2013-09-02 11:34:05 AM
Twerking:

"A sacred, traditional practice originating from the Amhara tribe. The act of twerking occurs when one's legs move in such a way that causes the buttocks to resonate, connecting the participant with cosmic energy. It can be used as an act of communication and also can allow the user to communicate with the dead. "

-UD
 
2013-09-02 11:34:52 AM

Mrbogey: Living in the "Dirty South", I've been having to see women twerk since the mid to late-90s. It gets old. With luck this trend will fade soon.


I also live in the dirty south and like you said I've seen twerking since the mid 90s . I don't see it fading away though. I saw white women that were in their late 30s doing it at a party I was at last night. I introduced them to the ying yang twins song "whistle while you twurk"

www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/yingyangtwins /whistlewhileyoutwerk.html. (NSFW)
 
2013-09-02 11:36:35 AM
And to think, there was a huge uproar when the movie "Dirty Dancing" came out and every girl was trying to emulate Baby's dancing.
 
2013-09-02 11:37:54 AM
so, twerking is for nappy headed hoes?
  
/the joke is Imus got punished but NYT won't be.  you racially sensitive cry-baby.
 
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