Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat May 4 15:49:46 UTC 2013

On May 4, 2013, at 10:38 AM, Victor Steinbok wrote:

> As I've said before on several occasions, I don't get out much. So I
> must be the last person the hear new words. Like "twerking"...
> UD comes up with a bunch of hits, but there's an interesting
> twist--there are 6 hits. The three from Dec. 2011 forward deal with
> "slutty dancing". The other three only refer to rapid movement,
> generally sex related. Well, two of them do that--the last one
> identifies it as "teasing someone, to a torcherous level".
Maybe slutty dancing to torch songs?


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