Someone told me that I looked like I was twerking and I had no idea what they meant, so I just smiled and nodded.  And then I went home to find out what exactly it was I looked like I was doing.


Twerking is a dance move that involves somebody shaking their hips and bottom in a bouncy up and down motion, causing it to shake, wobble and jiggle.

Twerking is pretty popular now, but apparently twerking has been around for a while.  According to Wikipedia, in 1993, DJ Jubilee recorded the dance song, "Do The Jubilee All," in which he chanted "twerk baby, twerk baby, twerk, twerk, twerk." A video for this song was also released, which increased the popularity of twerking.

After watching this video, I’m pretty sure the person who told me I looked like I was twerking wasn’t really sure what they were talking about, because there’s no way I could ever pull this off.  I’m not coordinated enough.  At all!