What is a ‘slaggle’?

I went to a hen do at the weekend for where I begrudgingly dressed up as a “sexy devil” and clichéd my way around Oxford. Despite my sense of dread as I adorned myself with sequined horns, a trident and an extraordinarily phallic appendage that was supposed to be a tail, we spent an excellent couple of days cavorting round my old university town.

We were keen to differentiate ourselves from other hen parties we crossed paths with, because obviously we were dressing up ironically, not like the fat, corseted bee brigade we came up against in the club or the pink bunny gang we saw at the dog racing.

However the sense of irony was replaced with the open-armed, slobbery acceptance of all of the stereotypical hen do behaviours — from pinching male bottoms, flashing underwear, setting juvenile challenges, drinking rudely-named and sickly-sweet shots, tottering from bar to bar like a gaggle of slags – a slaggle, if you will.

It wasn’t original, it wasn’t classy, but it was certainly a lot of fun. This is the photo* that I believe best sums up the weekend:

*That is the hen forcing some punter to kiss the shiny Lycra pants that she was made to wear all evening…



Categories: Culture, Weird

Author:Olivia Solon

Freelance writer and editor specialising in new technologies, culture, media and marketing, design and animal-themed t-shirts.


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