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Shakira's Super Bowl Halftime Show Inspired The Biggest Meme Of The Night

Much of the internet is still trying to figure it out.

There was one standout meme from the Super Bowl LIV, and we have Shakira to thank for it.

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Before Jennifer Lopez joined her onstage for the halftime show, there was one particular highlight: the, um, very interesting thing she did with her mouth.

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Here's a look at it:

If you didn’t watch the superbowl this is all you have to know #PepsiHalftime #SuperBowl

Within seconds, many people hopped on Twitter to make sense of the moment — and praise it.

Best super bowl halftime show moment of all time? #SuperBowl #PepsiHalftime

This is the #PepsiHalftime moment I didn’t know I needed. We have no choice but to stan Shakira. #SuperBowlLIV

But some people were confused by what exactly was happening with Shakira.

Why did this happen? #SuperBowl #PepsiHalftime #SuperBowlLIV

Obviously they've never heard of "ululation," the high-pitched sound that comes from moving your tongue back and forth really quickly, which is an expression of joy for various cultures.

it’s called Ululation lmfao y’all need to get cultured https://t.co/7EVQWlnLf3

This is what it sounds like:

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Or a zaghrouta:

Shakira — whose father is Lebanese — appeared to perform a traditional Arab vocal expression known as a "zaghrouta” during her halftime Super Bowl performance. https://t.co/lkOmF35cX9

As some noted, this isn't the first time Shakira has done this vocal expression.

Shes been doing this for the performance since the oral fixation tour and it’s just now becoming a meme 😩 https://t.co/XMts3z0EOR

But that didn't stop much of the internet from making the moment a meme.

My friend: “Hey, could you translate what Shakira was saying during that song.” Me: #SBLIV #PepsiHalftime

When you can’t argue your point #PepsiHalftime

me when people ask me what I know about season 2

My child coming to wake me up at 4 am #PepsiHalftime #SuperBowl

me wasted in the mirror makin sure I’m good #PepsiHalftime

Shakira really hit us with that. And I - 😂 #PepsiHalftime

When Shakira said: I felt that #PepsiHalftime

Shakira at the Super Bowl #PepsiHalftime #SuperBowlLIV

not a single soul: shakira: #PepsiHalftime

Shakira’s tongue is the new left shark. #SuperBowlLIV

Consider it one more reason that this year's halftime show was iconic.

My mood for the rest of 2020 #PepsiHalftime #SuperBowl

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