from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. Chiefly Southern U.S. To declare; swear. Used in the phrase I swanny as an interjection. See Regional Note at vum.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Resembling or characteristic of a swan.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Swanlike.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
That's Britain! is essentially a primetime assortment of those gleeful "oof, Britain is down the swanny" chunterings that Nigel Farage treats us all to on Question Time, usually greeted by light applause from two women who mistakenly thought he was passionate about hanging baskets.
I was “fixin” to disconnect from the internet but “Aw swanny” this posting caught my eye.
My grandmother (born and bred in Pettigrew, Ark.) said “I swan” and “Ah, swanny.”
Reading your book at the moment, sounds very much like all of the once great forces and services of Her Most Royal Mag are going down the swanny. on April 13, 2009 at 7: 26 pm | Reply Log Entry
Make mine DC, I guess. although, the Justice League seems to have gone right down the swanny, and roped in half the Teen Titans for it's roster.
Plus: Stadium plans that went down the swanny, German team-naming conventions, and how Cambodian league football spreads it about.
Yes, another £200million down the swanny, paid for by your good selves.
August 4, 2009 at 9:25 am oh wait … *turns hed sideewais* ifink dees bee swans … Butt da paaper haz a pinny gig printed onit — berry berry swange, butt kyoot pinny gig swanny ting, wif stapols ….
It is high time someone makes a point of this in high places and starts to change the old die-hard attitudes which are selling our children down the swanny!
Of course, now the economy has gone down the swanny, Brown cannot use this attack anyway.