Super Bowl Fans Are Losing Their Minds Over Shakira’s ‘Tongue Thing’
Feb 3, 2020 @ 12:07pm
If you were wondering what Shakira was doing when she turned to the camera during her Super Bowl performance and made a high pitched sound while wagging her tongue, it turns out her “tongue thing” has a name and history behind it.
After several people took to Twitter to make memes and question Shakira’s tongue wagging moment, it’s was mentioned that it’s called ‘Zaghrouta.’
According to the American Tunisian Association its a “long, wavering high-pitched vocal soul representing trills of joy,” usually heard at weddings and parties.
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