Re: shag - an entirely different association - haircuts ?

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Posted by Robert Dilley on December 10, 2002 at 18:01:46 from user rdilley.

In Reply to: Re: shag - an entirely different association - haircuts ? posted by RichardG on December 10, 2002 at 14:30:31:

I may risk pointing out that in this part of Canada (Northwestern Ontario) "shag" is the common term for a pre-wedding party (and fund-raiser) for the bride and groom -- a "portmanteau word" (to use Lewis Carrol's word) formed from "shower" (for her) and "stag" (for him). Apparently this term is not found in Southern Ontario (two students did a research paper for me last year on provincial variations in vocabulary. Fortunately for my blushes, the young ladies were unaware of Britisdh usage).

As a Canadian of UK origin it still causes me to do a double-take when I see advertisements for "shag tickets".

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