[LMB] Dag meaning
stacey at xtra.co.nz
Sun May 27 05:04:29 BST 2012
On 27/05/2012 1:58 p.m., Laura Gallagher wrote:
> My husband Karl was telling me how he'd gone ahead and bought
> Beguilement for his Kindle app on his phone when it was on sale. He'd
> been reading it this weekend, and from accidentally tapping on the
> name, had found out that "Dag" is an Australian/New Zealand informal
> word for an unfashionable or socially conservative person.
> Heh. Unfashionable, surely, but socially conservative? Hardly!
> Laura Gallagher
Dags are the woolly trousers on sheep that get covered in sh*t and have
to be trimmed off to keep the fleece clean in a process thats called
crutching. If left it can have health implications for the sheep that
can get quite serious. That is the context for the following:
rattle your dags - means hurry up! (usually said by husbands to wives
while out shopping LOL)
bit of a dag or a bit daggy - meaing a bit naff or silly (ie if I was
painting or gardening I would wear my daggy clothes)
bit of a dag - can also mean someone who thinks they are funny
And if anyone wants to see dags then
Immortalised by famous Kiwi comedian Fred Dag - my favourite of his
songs - "If it weren't for your gumboots"
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