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- v. To shake or rock rapidly.
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It had never occured to me how underused the word 'shoogle' is in science fiction.
I can't begin to describe the horrors being perpetrated by the DJ's, their insistent attempts to incite a conga line, or the, um, "dancing" of the patrons who -- despite clearly being the offspring and younger relatives that the publisher folks had passed on their tickets to -- managed to make your dad's elbow-jiggle and hip-shoogle look like The Moves Of The Groove.
If he was worried that the Ribena cartons actually contained nitroglycerine, would the advised procedural protocol be to give them a good shoogle?
"Ye-ye-ye mean tae tell me he's gony staun up in public an shout an 'shoogle his boady aboot like that?" he cried.
Add the potatoes to the pan a few at a time, giving the pan a good shoogle, and stir to coat them evenly with the cream and milk - this will stop the slices sticking together.
'If they want to look at cartoons they can buy the fuckin' Beano, "he consumingly wanted to say, but had to bite his tongue, as his jacket was already on a shaky nail, and that skinny wee shite was dying to be the one who gave it the decisive shoogle.