Saturday, September 10, 2011

Debating Swagger

Do you know "swagger" when you see it?  And is it a good thing?

Merriam-Webster defines swagger as "arrogant or conceitedly self-assured behavior".  Well then!  Posh on all those swaggers out there!

But wait a minute.  What about Urban Dictionary?  What does it have to say about swagger?  "How one presents him or her self to the world. Swagger is shown from how the person handles a situation. Swagger is to move with confidence and sophistication."

If you go by the Urban Dictionary definition maybe one would say that James Earl Jones has swagger or Kate Middleton is the epitome of swagger.  However, if you use Merriam-Webster's definition then I'd put Charlie Sheen or any politician on that list. 

I personally use the Urban Dictionary definition.  There are some people who exude confidence and they automatically draw you to them because some part of them you aspire to be more like.  After all, Kate Middleton's swagger helped her wear those funny British hats and snagged her a prince.

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