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Old 01-14-2011, 03:51 AM
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Default Swagger

Originally Posted by nycindie View Post
Well, I don't know how younger people use it, and don't really care, as the word never fell into disuse for me. I meant the way he struts, but I did use it as a noun, which means a swaggering manner. As a verb, it means the way someone walks. I am a writer (and former spelling bee champion! Woo-hoo) who helps tutor college kids in English, so I am aware of the words I use.
I got a buddy whose got swagger. He even swaggers when he staggers. He's shown me the real meaning of the word, the one Funk and Wagnall know nothing about. Swagger is a state of feeling. To swagger, is a state of being. Kind of like what Townes Van Zandt said about feeling lonely and being alone.
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