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    p.g.

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    ‘You’re not going to do anything from now on out but have fun,’ I say, both bags up and moving. ‘You just let me see a smile.’ And she smiles a smile as big as Texas. ‘Look, I ain’t p.g., you know,’ she says as the pneumatic hotel doors glide away. ‘I always carry what’s mine.’

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    From Richard Ford's Sportswriter, so AE.


    Can she mean she's not pregnant? If not, what does she mean?

    Author penguin (236245) 21 May 21, 21:09
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    propylene glycol [abbr.: PG] [CHEM.]das Propylenglykol
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    Hier p.g. | WordReference Forums einigt man sich jedenfalls auf 'pregnant'. Zitate:


    - 'p.g. is (slightly dated) AE slang for "pregnant."

    - It makes sense to me. "I am not pregnant, so I carry my own luggage."'

    #1Author imaginary woman (398289)  21 May 21, 21:21
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    Thanks.

    #2Author penguin (236245) 21 May 21, 23:03
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    ‘Look, I ain’t p.g., you know,’ heißt natürlich 'Ich bin nämlich nicht pen guin, gell!'

    #3Author manni3 (305129)  22 May 21, 00:07
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    Just for extra support:


    OED:

    PG, adj.

    U.S.colloquial (frequently euphemistic).

    Pregnant.


    The first example in the OED is also a definition:

    1960   E. B. Steen Dict. Abbreviations in Med. & Related Sci. (at cited word)  Pg: pregnant.

    #4Author CM2DD (236324) 22 May 21, 14:10
     
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