‘Twerk’ And ‘Selfie’ Are Now Official English Words In The Oxford Dictionay

Praise God. Hallelujah. This calls for more TWRKFSTs!  The words “Twerk” and “Selfie” are now official English words in the Oxford English Dictionary.  The definition for Selfie is below:

selfie, n. (informal): a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website.

Here is the definition for “Twerk”

Twerk, v. (

no object informal): 

dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance

Want to know other words that made it in this week? phablet, hackerspace, emoji, and TL;DR to name a few. Here are their definitions:

  • A phablet is a phone so large that it’s almost a tablet
  • TL;DR (too long; didn’t read) refers to a story that was so long you didn’t read it.
  • Hackerspace: A place where people with mutual interest in technology can join up and share ideas.
  • Emojis: those little cartoon icons people text with

Why add these words? who knows but sumwhurrinamerikaMiley Cyrus is still twerking. Twerk, twerk (Miley, Miley)