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Saim wrote:Linguaphile wrote:Synalepha wrote:
I've seen it used to refer to a reunion with classmates. Never heard this other meaning, although I only came across it recently. This is for Barcelona by the way (actually I originally heard it in Catalan but contemporary Catalan slang is 99% Spanish slang or Anglicisms filtered through Spanish anyway), maybe Mexican usage is different.
linguoboy wrote:I more often hear swag in the countable sense of "free stuff" (probably because I work with librarians, and we're all about snatching up vendor giveaways at conventions rather than having any sort of style). So I originally interpreted "someone who has swag" as "someone who has free stuff to give away".
Is it because people are working from smartphones and other devices? I can see why a word like this could take that meaning in Italian or other non-English languages, since outside of English the term "smart" tends to be associated with those internet-connected "smart" devices (that in this case are what allows people to work remotely) rather than the other meanings "smart" has in English.
But in English, without your explanation, I'd probably instead associate it with the saying "work smarter, not harder" (meaning: finding ways to work more efficiently, getting more accomplished without feeling like you are working "harder") or the mnemonic acronym SMART (used for goal-setting: focusing on specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time-bound goals). One of those two meanings would be what I'd expect a term like "smart working" to have in my workplace. So I wouldn't have understood "smart working" in the correct way without your explanation, but it does make sense.
vijayjohn wrote:Brzeczyszczykiewicz wrote:Here's an adult one from the land of anime:
ラブジュース - "The vaginal secretions that result from arousal."
Transliterated thus: "rabu-jusu", and literally meaning, you guessed it, "love juice"...
I think I've heard this one in English before.
bubble - boob, tit, woman's breast
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