I am holding my hands up in the air.
And I'm waving them like I just don't care.
Because I couldn't care less in fact that I am one of the biggest gegs in the history of gegdom.
What the hell is she going on about you may ask?
Has she been midday drinking again you may wonder?
And if you are from Liverpool you are probably nodding your head and saying: Yes love you are indeed one mega geg alright!
Geg is one of those wondrous words that only exist within the boundaries of the city I grew up in. Words such as boss, sound and antwacky that you inherit as part of your language as easily as the lyrics to I Will Survive and We are Family.
It is also one of those words that you can't explain to normal non-Scouse people. Some of the hilarious attempts from Urban Dictionary include:
- Meaning to rudely interrupt/join in a conversation without being invited. Originates from Liverpool, England. "Geg out, you geg-in." "Do I smell geg-fried rice?"
- Someone who goes to something they weren't actually invited to. Someone who butts into, or who is listening to a conversation. Someone who tags along. Can be used as a noun or verb- "gegging in" "Is it okay if I geg with you at that party tonight?" "Tony was definitely gegging into our conversation before" "Jess is such a geg"
- When a person butts into a conversation uninvited or follows a group without being asked they are a "geg". "Geg out!" is often used to tell someone to leave the conversation/group. Geg Out Damien!, Can You Smell Geg?
1. We are always gegging in on twitter
If you are a blogger, you have to use social media otherwise no poor fool would read your stuff apart from your mum and sister (and sometimes they beg you to stop. Ally, give it a rest. I'd rather watch Corrie). Twitter seems to be the easiest way to build up followers but man you have to work it. You have to engage and as you don't really know anyone at first you basically just have to butt into all manner of conversations and yes you do feel like a dick.
Twitter person #1: So yeah I'm having a dinner party shall I serve salmon or sushi?
Twitter person #2: I always order in - gives more time to prepare the wine and dress the house.
Twitter person #1: Of course I am ordering in. The Butter Posh Buffet looks homemade. Think I'll go for lobster.
Me: Could just order McDonalds hahaha
*end of twitter conversation*
Over time though you needle out the other gegs that enjoy a good geg and don't mind you gegging in at all.
2. We like a geg at people's houses
Or children, clothes, days out, dinner, inside of cupboards and the coffee that someone drank last Tuesday. We just love gegging at all aspects of someone else's life. It is ace. You went for a walk in the park and saw dog poo in the shape of a magical mirror. Awesome. Let me make a brew and I'll have a read - I hope you took pictures. Bloggers (and I include myself) just love gegging in on your daughter's first birthday, that date night that went so wrong (but was so funny) and how your attempts at potty training are reducing you to tears (chin up; have some gin).
3. We geg in at events
Would you turn up to an event where you know no one, spend weeks thinking about what to wear to look casual and look forward to "meeting" hundreds of people you actually know more about than your own friends. You won't be arrested for knowing that some stranger has three children called Polly, Penny and Peter and she loves eating Pot Noodle whilst listening to Pet Shop Boys. In fact you will be applauded for remembering as many random facts about people as possible.
You: Hello, what's your name?
Random person at Britmums: It's Mummy Does Dancing in Devon
You: Oh yes! Lovely to meet you. How is the cat now after she swallowed that Peppa pig head? And the twins? Have they settled into pre-school? It was terrible that you and your husband had that row about whether Gogglebox is good or bad or we watch it as there is basically sh*t all on TV anymore. Go on tell more about your sister's new husband? Do you want a Snowball? I know that's your fav drink especially when the moon is three quarters high in the sky.
4. We like knowing all the geg
There was another name for bloggers back in the day and they used to spend too long hanging out their washing and leaning over fences. We are basically nosey holes. We like to know stuff. And we like to tell people stuff. I don't care if you'd rather change sixteen nappies in a row than read about my child's latest antics because I am going to tell you anyway.
Me: Guess what my little girl can nearly do the splits.
Blogger #1: Amaze. My little boy can nearly do a forward roll.
Blogger #2: I wrote a similar piece about how nearly doing stuff is better than doing stuff. Makes them more rounded.
Blogger #3: Epic. Look at my new cushions.
Me: Guess what my little girl can nearly do the splits a bit more.
So there you have it. All the latest geg on the word geg. I am now going to share this post on geg everywhere so other people can geg in on it too.
|Gabe says: "Mum come and sit here. I can't believe my eyeballs.|
This is a boss place to sit and get all the geg!"