- A soft or marshy piece of ground; a swamp, bog, quagmire.
- a1552 J. Leland Itinerary (1711) V. 71 The Pastures..rottith on the Ground, and maketh Sogges and Quikke More.
- A drowsy or lethargic state; a sleep, doze, stupor.
- 1887 Scribner’s Mag. 2 738 Ezra..waved a limp hand warningly toward the bedroom-door. ‘She’s layin’ in a sog,’ he said.
- A large whale.
- 1851 H. Melville Moby-Dick lxxxi. 393 Such a sog! such a sogger! Don’t ye love sperm! [sic]
- Suck, mitigated in Gerhard von Minden’s 13th century Middle Low German fable of the buck who escapes from the wolf by persuading it that venison tastes better after mass has been loudly sung (via the Grimms’ dictionary):
so wert it beter dan en lam,
dat gistern van dem soge quam
it would thus even beat the lamb
that yester suckled on his mam
I’ll never forget Manolo’s lechal in Saravillo.
- Eddy, and other maritime terms, whence maybe the English whale.
- Sog. (sogennant), so-called.
Etc. etc. Obligatory Soggy Bottom Boys video:
- The Singing Organ-Grinder’s top 10 pig songs
Sincerity meets spam.
- Wesley Willis
Has got to be in there somewhere: Lyrics: Suck a polar bear’s funky ass! Suck a racehorse’s cock with Heinz Tomato Ketchup! Suck a donkey’s
- From Charles Trenet, two musical De Gaulle anecdotes
Re the songs, L’âme des poètes and Douce France.
- Organ grinders and monkey and marmot migration
Any proto-ecologists don’t seem to have cared very much.
- In praise of oranges
A First World War letter from a Palestinian orange grove, an orange (lower case) song, and this winter’s favourite orange cake