SClements at NEO.RR.COM
Sun Feb 22 16:52:16 UTC 2004
A _swirly_ (swirlie, swirley), at least in the US, is a few bigger boys picking on a smaller kid at school and holding him upside down over a toilet and sticking his head in the bowl and flushing.
I can find a usenet cite from 1990, but it should be older than that. Nothingprior in our archives, not in OED(that I could find), not in M-W. Not in newpaper archive(that I could find). DARE ends before _Sw_ .
No doubt a movie/tv skit from before1990 used this, but I don't remember one.
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