Alright, I saw a little of this word on the forum but of the 490 dictionaries at www.onelook.com, there is no reference to it ever being a sexual word. I’m still confused about this word since a woman called me one day and asked me if I wanted to come over and get ‘shagged.’ I asked her what that word meant and she asked me if I saw The Spy Who Loved Me. Some people I asked said that it definitely points to sex.
Yet, they would never get away having a US film with a word for ‘fuck’ in the title.
Here is what OneLook has to say it means [shagging]:
shag, shagging – (a lively dance step consisting of hopping on each foot in turn)
social dancing -- (dancing as part of a social occasion) jitterbug -- (a jerky American dance that was popular in the 1940s) lindy, lindy hop -- (an energetic American dance that was popular in the 1930s (probably named for the aviator Charles Lindbergh)) fandango -- (a provocative Spanish courtship dance in triple time; performed by a man and a woman playing castanets) flamenco, gypsy dancing -- (a style of dancing characteristic of the Andalusian gypsies; vigorous and rhythmic with clapping and stamping of feet) gavotte -- (an old formal French dance in quadruple time) shag, shagging -- (a lively dance step consisting of hopping on each foot in turn) stomp -- (a dance involving a rhythmical stamping step) tarantella, tarantelle -- (a lively whirling Italian dance for two persons) ballroom dancing, ballroom dance -- (any of a variety of social dances performed by couples in a ballroom) folk dancing, folk dance -- (a style of dancing that originated among ordinary people (not in the royal courts))
So, do tell, how does it get around to meaning something sexual [Other than saying dancing is a vertical expression of a horiontal idea]?