Where are all those people who had "swag" 5 years ago?

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  1. 3-Chord-Genius

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    Do they still have swag? Where did it go? Did they sell it?
     
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    It didn't get them where they wanted to go so they used it to hang their lamps.
     
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    Over here swag is stolen goods. Or a way of hanging curtains. In Australia it was how itinerants carried their possessions - hence the jolly swagman in Waltzing Matilda.

    Which do you mean? :)
     
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    It went where all the other fad neologisims go. Away.
     
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    I don't hear that word as much as I did just a few years back. I've always thought swag- "was your goods, your marketing paraphernalia available for consumption."

    Perhaps related to Bling. Don't hear that word much anymore either. Maybe its because I never had it to begin with.
     
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    I've seen it often used for promotional materials, catalogs, Fender Frontline magazine, stuff like t-shirts, often, but not always, given for free or for free with a purchase.
     
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    About 5 years ago here in the U.S., it was short for "swagger" and anybody was was cool has "swag".
     
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    In the bicycle racing & mountain biking world I lived in "swag" has been free stuff or trinket type prizes for a very long time. The term was already everywhere at least 20 years ago.

    E.x. winning pint glasses, T-shirts, boxes of Clif Bars, Tubs of drink powder, etc.. for races that didn't have cash prizes.

    Also stuff that vendors gave out free at booths, etc.. stickers, etc..

    Some of that stuff I loved.. I won a race way back in 2004 and still love to pour a pint in the glass I won with the race logo/date on it. Pretty sure they gave me a T-shirt too but it disintegrated a long time ago.
     
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    English is confusing enough without bringing in slang.
     
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    Swag - Stuff We All Get. Bunch of junk in a gift bag (aka swag bag) in the mid 00s.
     
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    I've always thought "swag" was another term for "stuff".....usually non-essential. So swag could be "stuff" given away for free, accumulated examples of wealth (fancy cars, Rolexes, etc) or other things not required for basic life.
    If OP meant the "swag" owned by ostentatious people trying to "brag", it hasn't gone anywhere around here (where I live).....those people are still trying to impress themselves and their friends with meaningless trinkets and vulgar displays of tastelessness.
    Thank goodness no one here at TDPRI does any of that! ;)
     
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    Yeah there are two meanings to 'swag' here.

    Stuff we all get--often pronounced 'schwag'. Bags of crap handed out at events.

    And short for 'swagger,' a cocky, confident air.

    I have neither.
     
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    Swag? I got your swag.

    [​IMG]
     
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    I remember when a 'deck of swags' was a pack of cigarettes.
    (Just to further muddy the waters)
     
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    Gibson made swag, but it sold poorly and it took 3 years to sell a year's worth of it for cheap at American Musical Supply. It sold so poorly that they're making more of it.
     
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    Blag a bag of swag!
     
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    Haha! Great thread!

    My wife is a field manager for a national opinion research organization. Her office is @ home so our little house is jam-packed with swag. Pens, umbrellas, all sorts of bags, zip drives,,..most of the swag is bright orange. And, to answer the OP's question, she's had swag for well over 5 years. Where does it go? To internal folks, like interviewers, but sometimes to external folks, e.g., survey respondents. I can state with certainty that her swag takes up too much room, to the point that I'm not sure where my next guitar or keyboard will go. So, swag may be cool and all, but it has the potential to crowd out other, clearly more useful items. Therefore, verily, swag not, lest thine new Honey Dipper Roundneck Resonator be relegated to the furthest corner of the attic.
     
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    What I mean is, "check that dude out. He's cool. He's got swag." As in "swagger". Remember how everything was "epic" 5 years ago and now nothing is? I think "swag" went to the same place.
     
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