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Tuesday March 28th

‘Swagger’ was invented by the University of Miami


In yesterday’s column, “Enough! Please turn your swag off,” David Bierer stated “I’m not sure when the fad began, but it has clearly saturated the verbal marketplace.”

The term “swagger” was invented by the University of Miami football team.

In fact, the football student shirts at the University of Miami for their 2009 football season stated “The U Invented Swagger.”

Being from Charlotte, I would not have expected for you to know any of this. Just remember, “It’s a ’Canes’ thing and you would not understand.”

Vincent Mathews
Exercise and Sport Science


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