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Correct usage of the term "Schwag"

Old 02-04-09, 09:45 PM
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Correct usage of the term "Schwag"

Can we please stop using "Schwag" or "Swag" in conjunction with purchasing. By definition schwag consists of free goods given away to workers, employees, or people at trade shows etc. To clarify:

One does not "buy" schwag one receives schwag from another person or entity such as a shop or company.

please make a note of this.
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Old 02-04-09, 09:48 PM
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I thought it was scientific wild ass guess, as in, "I took a swag at this estimate".
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Old 02-04-09, 09:50 PM
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Originally Posted by travkat View Post
Can we please stop using "Schwag" or "Swag" in conjunction with purchasing. By definition schwag consists of free goods given away to workers, employees, or people at trade shows etc.
BF has its own rules pal. Here Bike Schwag is Schwag whether you buy it or not. If you don't like it there's nothing I can do for you. As a matter of fact, if this aggravates you I would consider that a valuable Free Bonus. If it makes you feel any better, the Aggravation Bonus does sort of agree with your outmoded Schwag definition.

But I will presume you remain aggravated. That ROCKS.
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Old 02-04-09, 09:52 PM
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Let's consult the authorities...I think the first definition is the one that should apply.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=schwag
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Old 02-04-09, 09:53 PM
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>>schwag
adj. Term used to describe low grade marijuana. This type of marijuana is usually brown, seedy, dry. The term is also used by many pot heads to describe anything that is low grade.
noun. low grade marijuana<<

Whoah.

Watch, they move this thread to the MTB Forum now.
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I always knew schwag as cheap ****ty weed.
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Whoah.
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Originally Posted by travkat View Post
Can we please stop using "Schwag" or "Swag" in conjunction with purchasing. By definition schwag consists of free goods given away to workers, employees, or people at trade shows etc. To clarify:

One does not "buy" schwag one receives schwag from another person or entity such as a shop or company.

please make a note of this.
Sorry, but I think that ship has sailed.
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Originally Posted by grolby View Post
Sorry, but I think that ship has sailed.
Well, at least the tickets were free.
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Old 02-04-09, 10:18 PM
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It's not schwag, it's swag - Stuff We All Get.
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
BF has its own rules pal. Here Bike Schwag is Schwag whether you buy it or not.
Incorrect.

Originally Posted by shapelike
It's not schwag, it's swag - Stuff We All Get (for free).
Corrected for the "Correct." Also, an older usage of "swag" is to refer to things that have been stolen. As soon as you buy it, it ain't swag, notwithstanding the wilful misunderstanding of the term by certain members of this forum.
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Old 02-04-09, 11:03 PM
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swag would be the proper term, but the 'ch' does it make it look more prestigious

the original word is 'swagger', which means to carry ones self in an arrogant manner, according to the dictionary it's from the 16th century, 'swag' is the ebonics version which simply means how one presents themselves, it can be positive or negative, this term started popping up in hip-hop music just a couple of years ago, and i suppose 'schwag' is the upper/middle class BF ebonics version referring to high-end bike parts, personally i don't know about when this word started being used here

nevertheless, i guess everyone is cool enough for ebonics, other than the OP who is lame enough to complain about the grammatical errancies, lol
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Old 02-04-09, 11:07 PM
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i've heard it mostly used to refer to lower grade, crappy strain weed.
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Old 02-04-09, 11:33 PM
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
BF has its own rules pal. Here Bike Schwag is Schwag whether you buy it or not. If you don't like it there's nothing I can do for you. As a matter of fact, if this aggravates you I would consider that a valuable Free Bonus. If it makes you feel any better, the Aggravation Bonus does sort of agree with your outmoded Schwag definition.

But I will presume you remain aggravated. That ROCKS.
Pcad, even you?....man I need to stop supporting you on the old BF if you are going to hang me out to dry like this...
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Originally Posted by Tariq08 View Post
swag would be the proper term, but the 'ch' does it make it look more prestigious

the original word is 'swagger', which means to carry ones self in an arrogant manner, according to the dictionary it's from the 16th century, 'swag' is the ebonics version which simply means how one presents themselves, it can be positive or negative, this term started popping up in hip-hop music just a couple of years ago, and i suppose 'schwag' is the upper/middle class BF ebonics version referring to high-end bike parts, personally i don't know about when this word started being used here

nevertheless, i guess everyone is cool enough for ebonics, other than the OP who is lame enough to complain about the grammatical errancies, lol
I am pretty lame indeed. But come on, compared to some of the stuff posted on BF?
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Originally Posted by Tariq08 View Post

i guess everyone is cool enough for ebonics
im not
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Originally Posted by travkat View Post
Pcad, even you?....man I need to stop supporting you on the old BF if you are going to hang me out to dry like this...
The correct phrase would have been...

'Et Tu Pcad?'

Didn't you study the Classics @ Encino Community College?
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
The correct phrase would have been...

'Et Tu Pcad?'

Didn't you study the Classics @ Encino Community College?
Hey now, don't knock community college
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Originally Posted by travkat View Post
I am pretty lame indeed. But come on, compared to some of the stuff posted on BF?
it's ok man..we spend ridiculous amounts of money on even more ridiculous looking clothing and bike parts and ride around in circles and post about it on the internet, we're all lame
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http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=508393

Did I prompt this?

pcad is more influential than I thought, polluting the most widely spoken language in the world.

Sorry about the shameful promotion of my thread
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Its SWAG

Scientific
Wild
Arse
Guess

Its an engineering/technnical acronym that was morph'ed by white sub-adult hip hop gang'sta wannabes into what it means today (whatever that is).



Originally Posted by travkat View Post
Can we please stop using "Schwag" or "Swag" in conjunction with purchasing. By definition schwag consists of free goods given away to workers, employees, or people at trade shows etc. To clarify:

One does not "buy" schwag one receives schwag from another person or entity such as a shop or company.

please make a note of this.

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Old 02-05-09, 04:57 AM
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Originally Posted by spinerguy View Post
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Now we need yet another miracle so you can spell better than a 3rd grader.
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BF English does not always jibe with standard English. There's a lot of jive around here.
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I don't mind people buying "schwag", but I wish people would stop "pulling the trigger" on it.
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