CANTO SLANG: EPISODE 23
The slang this week could be said to be a follow up on last week’s, Swallow Bubble(s)…
WTF is that? Actually, it means the same thing as last week’s Swallow Bubble so if you’ve been following this series, but you’ll know what Snake King means. The origins of the slang; however, is different of course.
SNAKE KING ORIGINS:
The origins of Snake King isn’t rocket science or particularly amusing, but it is fitting. Snakes give off the impression that they’re lazy because they’re constantly idle and curled up like a Cinnabon, similar to what a lazy person would visually look like. Consequently, if one is at work but has gone “snake king”-ing, which is used as a verb, then that means they’ve sneaked out to do other things and they’re slacking on the job. Snake King and Swallow Bubble can be used interchangeably, and both are used commonly to describe laziness in the workplace and have negative connotations.
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