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    Question shag

    I've just met a nice expression:

    "a swift shag against the cooker"

    Any comments, explanations?


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    #2

    Re: shag

    Save it for conversation with the lads in the pub!

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    #3

    Re: shag

    "The common Cormorant, or Shag,
    Lays its eggs in a paper bag".....

    Other than that, I have no idea to what you are referring.


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    #4

    Re: shag

    Tip: Always make sure the cooker is turned off.

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    #5

    Talking Re: shag

    Mmm, I assume it only means then what it means

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    #6

    Re: shag

    By the way, it's from Bill Bryson's book Notes from a Small Island:

    "Among the many terms new to me were 'dirty weekend', 'loo', 'complete pillock', 'au pair', 'semi-detached house', 'shirt-lifter' and 'swift shag against the cooker', all of which have proved variously useful since."


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    "Among the many terms new to me were 'dirty weekend', 'loo', 'complete pillock', 'au pair', 'semi-detached house', 'shirt-lifter' and 'swift shag against the cooker', all of which have proved variously useful since."
    Dirty weekend - When a couple books a hotel room, often in another town, for the weekend, for the purposes of sex.

    "The businessman told his wife he had a sales meeting, but it was really a dirty weekend with his secretary"

    loo - The toilet, WC, etc.

    complete pillock - Total idiot, utter moron etc.

    shirt lifter - Homosexual. It is assumed the shirt is long enough to require lifting prior to entry. (can be offensive)

    au pair - Nanny

    swift shag against the cooker - Short duration sex whilst leaning against the cooker.

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    Re: shag

    Thanks a lot!
    "Loo" is a word I've known for a long time, but I was surprised to hear that it's a BE word.
    Still I can't imagine how "a swift shag against the COOKER" might have become a fixed expression. Why not a computer desk or even a lamppost instead??

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