Swag has been used in mainstream media for a very long time. It’s a 1976 crime novel, a UK TV series, a magazine published by the Catholic Priests of Australia, the eleventh episode in the Ugly Betty TV show and even a term used in architecture. These days however, it’s what ‘cool people‘ use to describe their appearance and style. Popularised by rap artists like Tyler The Creator, the term has quickly become the centerpiece of a new breed in tween lingo. Due to its massive rise in widespread usage, we could only assume that this is perhaps the worlds first text-based drug, a 4 letter word that is slowly killing the kids who use it. That’s right ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, saying swag is the equivalent of using cocaine, and if you continue to do so – inevitably you will die from heart complications.
Further testing is necessary to gauge the long term effects of ‘getting swagged’, but evidently its a new and innovative drug curated by some of the most dangerous and experienced lyricist-chemists around the world. If the epidemic continues to spiral out of control, there is no question that the use of swag will be regulated. With potential jail time for the addicted, unemployed users who can’t kick the habit, will they continue on their rampant path of swag use, or will they return to their normal state?