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  • There are many Urban Dictionary entries for "swag," most having to do with promotional merchandise distributed at concerts, trade shows, conferences, and awards shows. Probably related to older definition of "loot"; attempts at backronyms (Stuff We Are Given, Shit We All Get) are almost certainly spurious. Secondary Urban Dictionary definition--"the way one carries oneself"--may derive from "swagger."

    June 8, 2009

  • Couplecore: Indie rock bands centered on a romantic pair. See New York Times brief review of The Rosebuds, 4/17/09:

    (Formed by comparison with hardcore, softcore, mumblecore, nerdcore, bubblecore, etc.)

    June 8, 2009

  • Yiddish: to beam with pride; to gloat; to exult. From German quellen, "to gush." In a sentence: "My son is a doctor AND a lawyer! I'm kvelling!"

    June 3, 2009

  • Uh...that should have been RELIGIOUS wars (frozen fingers).

    December 12, 2008

  • Agnostic (as in "platform-agnostic)

    Evangelist (as in "technology evangelist)

    Reigious wars (Mac vs. PC)

    December 12, 2008

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