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    Remember when you didn't have to feel like a douchebag for using this word? Remember when it meant "freebies"? Like some stuff you got at a fair or convention with logos on it, but it was free and is pretty cool so you definitely still wanted it?

    I do. And I hate not being able to use it now because people immediately think of derpy asshats who've ruined perfectly good words.

    That is all.

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    Not sure how it made the transition but it annoys the f*ck out of me.

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    History Lesson Time:

    Swag is actually a form of the word swagger. Which means to walk or behave confidently. The earliest recorded use of the word swagger was in 1596. Swag, the first definition in the webster dictionary, means to sway. Funnily enough swag's first recorded use wasn't until the year 1660. Which means that the word swag actually came from the word swagger and not the opposite. Swag's second definition is is actually goods (or loot) that is acquired through unlawful means, eg. theft. SWAG (Stuff We All Get) didn't actually come about until the late 1970s. So swag is actually just going back to one of it's original definitions which is to sway with confidence.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Loric View Post
    I started using swag and yolo sarcastically. Now they're just normal parts of my vocabulary.
    Oh wow, i though i was the only one. It sneaks in so easily

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    I associate swag with the mob. Not the old time Sicilian mob, but like the low level New York horse racing mob

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    I refuse to stop calling my Museum of Swag as such. I worked through some of the shittiest years of MMORPGs, dealt with horribly localized press events, confused Chinese business men, and braved hordes of gamers 5 inches taller than me and one hundred pounds heavier than me to obtain this collection. Swag4lyfe.
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