New Word To Be Added To Dictionary As A Result Of Miley Cyrus’s VMA Performance

27 Aug

New Word To Be Added To Dictionary As A Result Of Miley Cyrus's VMA Performance

NEW YORK – New words are added to Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary each year. However, a word is usually only added when someone or something such as an event gets that word out into the public domain causing it to be frequently used to place the word into our culture’s vocabulary.

For instance, Stephen Colbert used the word “truthiness” in 2005 on his late night cable television show, The Colbert Report on Comedy Central and thus, the next year, it was officially added to the dictionary. More recently, this is the case with Miley Cyrus’s performance at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards.

The word to be added is “twerk.” It means gyrating one’s hips and/ or buttocks in a rhythmic motion used to get a reaction from those watching. That is the definition of the word and the example sentence to be added in 2014 will be “Billy Ray Cyrus shouldn’t have watched Miley Cyrus’s twerking performance at the VMAs because this caused his heart to ache and to break.”

When reached for comment about this new word being added to next year’s edition of the dictionary as a result of her performance, Miley Cyrus stuck her tongue out and put up a peace sign.

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