What is BC Twerkin' With?

If you open up a Google page and start typing the word “what,” Google will suggest the phrase, “what is twerking” before you have a chance to type the fourth letter. At this point, if you don’t know what twerking is I’m not really sure how to help you. Fortunately, Wikipedia offers a solid definition: “Twerking is a type of dancing in which the dancer, usually a woman, shakes her hips in an up-and-down bouncing motion, causing the dancer’s buttocks to shake, ‘wobble’ and ‘jiggle.’” Apparently twerking even dates back to 1993, where it was introduced to the music scene in the magical city of New Orleans. Back then, we would use one of these to teach someone how to twerk:

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…But in this day and age, we have moved on to bigger and better things, such as Twitter! We can now look to our own peers for advice on how to twerk by checking out BC Twerks (@twerksbc).

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Eagles are known for their bold nature, but have we learned nothing from the girl who gained millions of YouTube views for her unforgettable twerk-attempt failure? By the way, is that a Superfan shirt I spy on the couch?

We also have a way about keeping up with the trends of all the hottest celebrities and their styles. Dress well, twerk well.

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It doesn’t end there, though, because every BC student has to reference Mean Girls at some point in the week, and I guess if you’re going to choose a day to try to make it happen, Wednesday is your best bet.

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Over the past few months, the act of twerking has spread across the nation exponentially. The Washington Post even put up a twerk map including Twitter data from August and September of 2013 that proves twerking is on the minds of many Americans. All attempts to isolate the craze thus far have been futile, and at this point it has even spread as far as the mods:

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If there are two things that BC has gained from this pandemic, they are a solid mixture of accidentally revealed underwear and crashing falls in dorm halls.

Unfortunately, many of us lack the skills necessary to successfully pull of twerking. As much as we search “How to twerk” YouTube videos and scroll through articles on twerking, we can simply never grasp the natural talent of the elite few. We may brush it off as something we consider to be stupid, but deep down, just like we want the voice of Lana Del Rey and the dance moves of Beyoncé, we all want to be able to twerk like a legend:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjykNZ7Lcuk

All screenshots courtesy of The Gavel. 

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Katie Carsky