Tuesday, March 20, 2007

When Slang Terms Collide

Overheard in the hallway, from a male voice:
She was outside shagging them, and I figured if she can do it, I should be out there shagging them, too.

I don't think anyone else around at the time is aware of the British use of the the term "shag" and I certainly wasn't going to point it out. Even though that was the first use into my mind, being the most commonly used in my experience.


I know it has been a long time since my last entry, and I don't know if anyone is still hanging around here or not.

There has been a lot going on. At least my brain seems to have been working overtime, with so many things swirling around that I was getting motion-sickness. However, my sea-legs are starting to come back and hopefully I can get some of these thoughts written down and stop them from overwhelming me.


  1. Good to see you back in the saddle. :) Good luck on the writing part: It works for angsty teen poets, so surely it must work for anyone, right? ;)

  2. I'm still hanging around...

    In what sense were they using the word "shag"? Apart from the UK version, all I can think of is something to do with carpets.

  3. Ricardipus: That's an interesting question. The only other non-carpet use I have heard is "shagging fly-balls" during baseball practise, which didn't seem to fit here either because they seemed to be referring to something in their backyard.

    So I don't know what they meant.

  4. Hi Brother, I'm still hangin about too. I've been having the same trouble with being overwelmed by lifes twists.

    Mine is trying to get organized to move south.