Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Swag VS. Swagger

Only if people can get it right. It really annoys the hell outta me that people don't know the difference nor meaning of certain words and the fact that it's being thrown around like a $2 dollar whore. It's like guys wearing pink. I can't stand it(that's another story that I'll get into later)

From the Webster Dictionary


2 entries found.

Main Entry:
1swag           Listen to the pronunciation of 1swag
Inflected Form(s):
swagged; swag·ging
perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian svagga to sway, rock; akin to Middle Low German swacken to rock
intransitive verb 1 : sway , lurch 2 : sag , droop transitive verb 1 : to adorn with swags 2 : to arrange (as drapery) in swags


4 entries found.

Main Entry:
1swag·ger           Listen to the pronunciation of 1swagger
Inflected Form(s):
swag·gered; swag·ger·ing           Listen to the pronunciation of swaggering \-g(ə-)riŋ\
probably from 1swag + -er (as in chatter)
circa 1596
intransitive verb1: to conduct oneself in an arrogant or superciliously pompous manner ; especially : to walk with an air of overbearing self-confidence2: boast , bragtransitive verb: to force by argument or threat : bully
swag·ger·er           Listen to the pronunciation of swaggerer \-gər-ər\ noun
swag·ger·ing·ly           Listen to the pronunciation of swaggeringly \-g(ə-)riŋ-lē\ adverb

Now the Urban Dictionary

1. swag 1

apperance ,style ,or the way he or she presents them selves.
He got a killa swag.
2. swag

Promotional merchandise for a band, record label, or other entity in the music business, usually distributed at concerts.

May include t-shirts, stickers, promo CDs, posters, etc. Often free, but not necessarily; a t-shirt or record purchased at a concert might still be considered swag, especially if it is a design or release that is not readily available in the mass market.

Many independent record labels throw in a handful of free swag when they ship out mail-order packages (stickers, sampler CDs, etc).

The chief difference between swag and regular merchandise is that its purpose is not to make a profit, but to promote the band/label, and reward its supporters by giving them something cool and unique.
I picked up some great swag at the concert last night.

3. swag

the way one carries their self.
im really diggin your swag

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