Have you enjoyed a ‘twerk’ this week? More importantly, have your teenagers been ‘twerking’ and you knew nothing about it?
Being of an age where I write and read about these things, rather than physically carry them out, I wanted to pass on a bit of education.
To twerk, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is to dance, wobble and jiggle in a provocative manner.
Clearly, the internet is awash with millions of videos of twerkers and, by all accounts, it’s great exercise – gets the heart and lungs pounding and keeps the hips and back mobilised.
But there are other meanings of ‘to twerk’. As a no-nonsense friend from Yorkshire pointed out, ‘that’s where I go to earn me wages’.