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Was ist Shag?

I'm doing the quiz from the Sonntagszeitung 7.10.11:

RätselWissen on page 67 under Fragen der Woche: (Questions of the week)

Was ist Shag?

A. Zelt (tent)
B. Tabak
C. Ballspiel (ball game)
D. Biersorte (type of beer)

And I thought it was: a carpet, a haircut or British slang for sex.

The answer is B. Tabak

The things one learns!

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Old 10.07.2011, 08:26
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It is also something that can be done with C, in a A after lots of D.
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Old 10.07.2011, 08:51
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Sorry .... haven't a glimmer.
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Re: Was ist Shag?

It's tabacco in a pouch with which you have to roll the cigarette yourself
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Re: Was ist Shag?

Pulling out my Dictionary of American Regional English Vol. IV (DARE) ....

1) double-crested cormorant (NE)
2) To stroll, rove about, to make off, get going.
3) to chase, fetch; esp to retrieve (stray balls), run an errand. (also noun shag, shagger)

The colonies..always having to be different.....
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Pulling out my Dictionary of American Regional English Vol. IV (DARE) ....

1) double-crested cormorant (NE)
2) To stroll, rove about, to make off, get going.
3) to chase, fetch; esp to retrieve (stray balls), run an errand. (also noun shag, shagger)

The colonies..always having to be different.....
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.... and the difference with "snog" is ?
I realize that it's not a drink
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.... and the difference with "snog" is ?
I realize that it's not a drink
A "snog" is generally what I am led to believe is what a woman expects before the shag, whether or not following C in an A, following D. Please refer to the Haynes manual: "How to keep your own teeth when feeling frisky".
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Re: Was ist Shag?

Slow hump, avoiding groans.
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Old 10.07.2011, 09:47
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A "snog" is generally what I am led to believe....
You mean.. you're not sure you know ?
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My understanding of a snog is a long kissing session.
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Re: Was ist Shag?

The Shag is also a dance originating in 1920's related to swing dancing.
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Re: Was ist Shag?

A Dutch friend who was fond of rolled up cigarettes told me there was nothing like a decent shag with his morning coffee.

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I'd only been in the UK a couple of years- and we were by a big lake where there were many bird watchers. I asked 'what is the difference between a shag and a cormorant' and somebody replied 'if you don't know the difference by now, me girl, you've got a lot to learn' and winked at my OH. I had NO idea what he was on about In the 70s the word wasn't used as much as today.
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Re: Was ist Shag?

With apologies to Humphery Lyttelton.

it's quite astonishing how many have no knowledge of the difference between the terms 'enrapture' and 'enamour'. Well, listen up, because you'll learn something. You use 'enrapture' to express enchantment and delight, whereas you use 'enamour' to bang nails in...

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Re: Was ist Shag?

The common cormorant, or shag
Lays eggs inside a paperbag;
The reason, you will see, no doubt
It is to keep the lightening out
But what these unobservant birds
Have failed to notice is that herds
Of bears may come with buns
And steal the bags to hold the crumbs.
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Re: Was ist Shag?

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A. Zelt (tent)
B. Tabak
C. Ballspiel (ball game)
D. Biersorte (type of beer)
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It is also something that can be done with C, in a A after lots of D.
True but you forgot smokers relax afterwards with B.

So what is Shag..?

E. All of the above
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Old 10.07.2011, 18:27
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The Shag is also a dance originating in 1920's related to swing dancing.
Still a big deal down where I'm from. My dad used to win shag competitions and my uncle played trumpet in a band called Shagtime in the 80s .





Yeah I used to do it too... but I forgot how....
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that is kendal apple gold shag tobacco
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