Take James Carville, who, swigging Coc' Cola and playing the mad Cajun, spurred buttermilk-biscuit glamour to new heights.
Number one nag with a pailful of water, swigging away like a Glasgow baillie at a bowl of punch.
"That is very well mixed, steward, very cool," said I swigging off horn No.
"Yes; it means capital brandy for a long drink," said Tozy, swigging off his glass of cold brandy grog as coolly as possible.
Another fell, dead drunk, by the wayside, as a result of swigging spirits of camphor.
"I dunno wot 'ee's saying mister, but 'good health'," said Bates, swigging the wine with gusto.
And Bob, swigging hot tea and munching a biscuit, began once more to tell his story.
1540s, "drink, liquor," later "big or hearty drink of liquor" (1620s), of unknown origin.
1650s, from swig (n.). Related: Swigged; swigging.