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Claiming "Swag" Comes from "Secretly We Are Gay"

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This is a claim sometimes used to discourage people from using the term "swag" too much (especially if they're not actually gay).

However, this is not correct. "Swag" originally meant "sway; swing unsteadily" and has Nordic origins.

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