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The Official End Of The Word “Swagger”

Submitted by on February 21, 2010 – 3:10 pm3 Comments

Now, no one is more familiar with the word “swagger” than I am, and I’m sure you’re just as well versed in the word and its meaning.

Nevertheless, there comes a time in a words life where it must be laid to rest. Even though the word has been strung out, it had a particularly soft spot in my heart…until I saw a TV commercial for Toyota Sienna, in which the parents regarded their minivan as the “swagger wagon”. I couldn’t believe it, my mouth dropped open, I guffawed, and I remembered a time when Fox News used the word “bling” in their forecast.

If this isn’t the beginning of the end, the end is nigh. Check out the tomfoolery, it begins at mark 1:47 *smh* and to add insult to injury did they just give each other daps? AKA pounds AKA terrorist fist bump (thanks Fox News for that last one).

This word has come a long way from Soulja Boy‘s “Turn My Swag On” to two suburban parents referring to their car as a “swagger wagon”. It makes me cast a new light on the word wondering if it was ridiculous to begin it. I mean I used the word “swag” or “swagger” but only sparingly, anything more is overkill.

It’s remarkable how things make it from subversive urban culture to mainstream accepted sayings and actions.

So, as with all things, I think it’s time to call the AARP.

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