No, GOP rep. really doesn’t love ‘shagging,’ but his aide does

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Here’s yet another cautionary tale for anyone who manages a social media account for work: Make sure you know which account you’re posting to.

That advice would have come in handy on Tuesday for Elizabeth Lauten, the commications director for Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.)

Lauten tweeted about her love of “shagging.” The tweet was eventually deleted, but it still made its way to Politwoops.

She says it was an accident, that when she tried to share “I Love Beach Music” by The Embers to her Facebook friends, it also posted it to Fincher’s official Twitter account.

“It had nothing to do with Stephen Fincher,” Lauten said, according to Politico. “I don’t think he knows what Pandora is; he certainly doesn’t have it.”

Lauten went on to defend her use of “shagging,” saying it’s a form of dance.

“Shagging is dancing to me, and it was no big deal being a North Carolina girl,” she said.

Lauten is right, so go ahead and get your minds out of the gutter.

According to, “shag” is “to dance a step with a vigorous hopping on each foot.”

But then there’s, where seven of the eight entries have different takes on the type of shagging you’re thinking of.

h/t: Politico

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