Justin Bieber and his forerunners have pretty much solidified the adjective/verb/whatever-you-want-it-to-mean term “swag” into our collective culture. But now when I hear the word swag it’s no different than when the song “Call Me Maybe” comes on the radio. It’s too much. Play another song, say another word!!
Luckily YouTuber mosesanderson is here to enlighten us with alternatives to the word SWAG. Here are some ideas: “You’re a Boss hog, you’re a top dog/ You’re so slamming, that I would say you’ve got pogs/ You’re suave, swell, sick/ In the sense of being ill, chill, slick.”
The fast-talking rap comes courtesy of Yahoo’s Sketchy, a weekly comedy series. In the end, he really does teach us 100 new words to use but I’m not sure it can compete with the force that is Justin Bieber.
Watch it here:
From this day forward, you shall call Diddy “Swag.” Well for one week at least, according to CNN.
“I decided that I’m gonna change my name for a week in honor of my comeback,” he said in a YouTube video. “I’ve gone as Puff, Puffy, Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Diddy, King Combs – my real name is Sean Combs – and for a week, this week only, you can call me by my new name, Swag.”
Swag has been referred to free stuff you get at trade shows, but is also what “the kids” say for something being cool.