A devastated student flew 400 miles to meet her lover in Amsterdam only to be told she was the victim of a cruel 'pull a pig' prank.
Sophie Stevenson, 24, from Stoke, forked out £350 on a flight after being invited to the Dutch capital by her Jesse Mateman, 21, who she met in Barcelona in August.
But when Miss Stevenson arrived at her hotel she received a text message telling her it was all a ruse and she had been stood up by the heartless Dutchman who told her, 'You've been pigged'.
Absolutely new slang for me but luckily the excerpt clearly tells me what “to be pigged” means.
I'm guessing that it is related to the informal BrEng expression, pig out: To eat ravenously; gorge oneself: “pigged out on cake”, and according to Macmillan Dictionary, to eat an extremely large amount of food
Oxford Dictionaries lists a long list of idioms citing the four-hoofed Suidae but no mention of the idiom used in the The Daily Mail
- Any idea as to when to be pigged was coined?
- Is the phrase also used in the US? If not what would be its equivalent? Prank doesn't seem to cut the mustard.