Joke: is tweeting at work considered twerking? (Nov 23 2011)

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Wed Aug 28 18:33:58 UTC 2013

The addition of twerk to the Oxford Dictionaries Online inspired many
tweets of this type:

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Until this week, I thought 'Twerking' meant tweeting while at work.
Thanks Oxford Dictionary!
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This definition-based joke was in circulation by November 2011
according to Topsy.

[Begin tweet data]
jesse ?@PureSex
is tweeting at work considered twerking? @prose_and_conn
12:16 PM - 23 Nov 2011
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(Another early tweet has been deleted from the twitter database and I
cannot recover its date. Also, it is possible that @prose_and_conn
tweeted this remark, but his or her tweet stream is protected.)


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