The Twerkograph: The Twerking Infographic You Didn’t Know You Needed

The Twerkograph: The Twerking Infographic You Didn’t Know You Needed
Humor

It’s the dance move everyone and their mothers are talking about: twerking.

According to Oxford Dictionary (that’s right, freakin’ Oxford Dictionary!), to twerk is to “dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance.” A.K.A., it’s the dance move that took Miley Cyrus from an innocent little girl, to a naughty little girl.

Though Cyrus’s new music video actually doesn’t include a twerking segment, she has becoming virtually synonymous with the term. The dance move is so big, it even spurred Jimmy Kimmel to pull off arguably the greatest viral prank of all time.

But where did the move come from? What’s the history behind it? When did it become so massive? We decided to call in some experts and find out. With the help of Yahoo! and Addvocate, we present to you the greatest (and possibly only) twerking infograph you will ever see:

-8

Now you know!

igMx5amugxZDG

Infographic Credit: Addvocate, Information via Yahoo!

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Tyler Gildin

Tyler Gildin is an NYC-based Stand Up Comedian and the Humor Editor at Elite Daily. He is a Television Radio Film graduate from Syracuse University and performs at clubs and colleges all over the country. He’s been written up and interviewed in publications including Newsday, CBS New York, AOL Patch and SiriusXM Mad Dog Radio. He once forgot to wear his underwear to school in 4th grade, and his mom came and brought them for him in a manila envelope. His teacher opened it in front of the class.

More In Humor

Humor Connor Toole

How To Do Easter On A Significantly Low Budget (Video)

Today officially marks the beginning of Easter weekend and the various traditions that come with it. While the holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus hasn’t become as commercial as the one celebrating his birth, the cost of the necessary dyes, candies and precooked hams can start to add up. Thankfully there’s “Conan” prop master Bill […]

Humor Connor Toole

Is This The Most Redneck Picture In The History Of Rednecks?

A Reddit user snapped a picture of an audience member at a recent Monster Jam, which is not a Halloween-themed spread but rather an excuse for people to get drunk and watch cars get crushed by giant trucks. The result is one of the best photographs of a redneck in the wild that you will […]

Also On Elite

Strategy

4 Get-Rich Schemes That Won’t Get You Rich At All

The things that make money loudly tend to not work for large quantities of people; rarely do the sexiest fields lead to the biggest payoffs. People get confused because they see headlines and movies and think that the world operates in a certain way — it’s not the case. The reason that it’s so exciting […]

World

This Insane Dash Cam Clip Will Have You On The Edge Of Your Seat (Video)

This terrifying dash cam footage shows an overturned concrete truck barreling head-on into a helpless minivan. The accident left the driver of the Toyota Sienna miraculously unscathed, with only a minor cut on his leg. According to KBTX, Texas A&M professor Dr. Guan Zhu came to a stop at an intersection yesterday afternoon when a […]

Strategy

Why Every Millennial Should Start Saving For Retirement Now

Planning for retirement is something I never thought I would consider until well after I bought a house, took a perfect full-time job and had all the fun I intended to have in my 20s. It always seemed like the 401(k) or pension was just something about which your grandparents spoke. Unfortunately, our retirements won’t […]