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why is a sausag€ call€d a snag?

asked in australia, Culture, GENERAL INTEREST



Neko2 answers:

Because my sausage always seems to snag on my tights.


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Topaz2308 answers:

In Australia and elsewhere snag has a number of meanings, including 'a submerged tree stump', 'an unexpected drawback', and more recently a 'sensitive new age guy'. But in Australia, a snag is also a 'sausage', a sense that probably comes from the British dialect word snag, 'a morsel, a light meal'.

http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/now_showing/nation/australian_english/


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xoloriib answers:

It fits with Grimm's law of consonantal interchange as being related to the word snack and therefore has the same or a similar meaning.


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