Re: Conference Swag

Subject: Re: Conference Swag
From: "B.J. Smith" <bjsmith -at- ucar -dot- edu>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 09:47:53 -0600

"S#*t we all get" is one fun way to look at it. Says here swag was "English criminals' slang for 'quantity of stolen property, loot'" - http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=swag (among other meanings).

On 4/19/2012 9:37 AM, Weissman, Jessica wrote:

Learn something every day. I had no idea swag was an initialism with that specific meaning. I thought it was "stuff they gave me for free at a conference".

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