Why are Cigarettes called fags?
It seems that it originates in a term used in sailing, or shipping. In ship or sailor terms, a "Fag-end" was a rope that was frayed and useless at the end. Cigarettes have a non-smokable butt (or filter) on one end that is useless, so the term "Fag" got applied to the butts, and ended up being used for the whole of the cigarette. The word "fag" is a British term, used to describe a tobacco cigarette. In addition
- The term "fag" is also short for Middle English "Fagge," or to droop. A fag is a student at a British public school who is also required to perform menial tasks for a student in a higher class.
- In British English, it means to drudge or do fatiguing or tedious work.
As previously stated, it means a cigarette and is short for the term "fag end," which means the butt of a cigarette. And it also means the last and worst part, the frayed end of a length of cloth or rope, an inferior or worn-out remnant or a broken thread in cloth, something that hangs loose. See the Related Link for verification.
Cigarettes are only called fags in the United Kingdom. In the
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It comes from the word fagot/faggot, which came from the Frencharound 1300 and meant a bundle of sticks. Because bundles of sticksare associated with fire, it became associate…d with burning sticks,and since cigarettes were very similar to burning sticks, it becameassociated with them as well. Incidentally, this is chiefly British slang. In the US, that usageis very uncommon. --- "Fag" is short for "faggÅt". A faggÅt is (among other items) asmouldering bundle of twigs or tinder that you might use to start abonfire or such. That pretty well describes a cigarette, too. It's british slang. As far as I know, there isn't really a reasonwhy something has its slang term.
There are many words used to describe things and people. Many are more acceptable in polite society than others. People perceive others in different ways and anyone that do…es not conform to our own rules, more and ethics is generally a cause for concern. It is how we deal with that concern that marks us as mature or bigoted and ignorant. Homosexuality has been accepted and rejected throughout history and over many cultures and words are sought to describe what our feeling for any minority is. Simply by listening to people talk can tell you a great deal about how they think about someone or something just by the words they use. In living memory the word gay was nothing to do with homosexuals but described a happy and contented person. This was seized upon by the homosexual community as a word that would project a positive image of themselves. By the same token a fag was effectively an unpaid servant with no power and very few rights, abused by their superiors and they had little redress. This was selected to project a weak and ineffectual image.
They are called cigarettes because they are a mini cigar, so they are called cigar "ettes", "ette" meaning a smaller version. :)
Yes, but only in the UK and Ireland.
Normally the term fag is used in a derogatory or offensive manner.Not all hate the term, and some call each other this. It issometimes used in the names of activist groups.
A faggÅt was commonly referred in the 16th and 17th century as a bundle of sticks. . Later, in the 1960's, a fag was a term used for a single cigarette, . Fag is also use…d, especially in the US, as an derogatory word for gay men. . A fag was used as the term for a servant in the Victorian era onwards in private and public school boarding establishments in England. The elder upper class students would have a younger child fag for them. It was one form of abuse and bullying which was expected in boarding schools, and teachers turned a blind eye to it. Thankfully it is no longer tolerated. . FaggÎ¿t is also a type of meat ball, especially in England.
Sidestream smoke is the smoke coming from a burning tobacco productand is the main component of Second-hand smoke, also known asEnvironmental Tobacco Smoke or passive smoking.… It has beenclassified as a Class A carcinogen by the US EnvironmentalProtection Agency. Side-stream smoke sidestream smoke
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A group of 20 cigarettes is called a pack, and a group of 10 packs (200 cigarettes) is called a carton.
Cigarette Pack Collector.
In Mathematical Finance
How do you make money on fags I was looking at cigarettes that come in a packs of 200 and cost 37 pounds how much money would I make by selling 20 cigarettes at 5 pounds?
cost of buying 200= 37 pounds Divide then into packs of 20, gives you 10 packs Selling 10 packs for 5 punds gives you 50 pounds you've gained 50-37=13 pounds
How do you make money on fags if you was looking at cigarettes that come in a packs of 200 and cost 37 pounds how much money would you make by selling 20 cigarettes at 5 pounds?
A simple conversion could be used to solve this problem. 20=5 pound, 40 = 10 pound, 60 = 15 pound, 80 = 20 pound, and 100 = 25 pound. 200 cigarettes would net 50 pounds, min…us the cost of purchasing the cigarettes (37 Pounds) you would be left with 13 pounds of profit.