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I was at my daughter’s high school this morning, picking up some paperwork. As I walked through the parking lot, I saw all the old cliques that I recognized from my school daze. There was the Rockers, the Punkers, the Coolies (“in” crowd), et al. I didn’t see the Nerds, but I’m sure they were there ...
I'm not sure that I've ever heard the word spoken. Whenever I read it,I read it as rhyming with sour. It certainly always seemed to tip the scales more to the negative side. I thought it more than just serious, but rather, gloomy or forbidding or ill-tempered.
We used the term “Queenie Out” the same way. It could also be used to call for a Mulligan or do-over. Kids had the best rules! I often wish I still had the power to make a statement and then cry “Stamped! No Erasies”. That would make it universal law and leave no room for debate. Come to think of it...
- Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:00 pm
- Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
- Topic: "I bags that"
- Replies: 38
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Let me say, at the start, “I don’t have some strange fixation with bags”. It is more of a free association thing. Anyhoo, when we were kids, my brother and sisters and I would claim right to objects or privileges by “bags”ing them. It was a very powerful tool for a child. “Bags, I get the last cooki...