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Chris -- 2011-03-08
Ok, I checked the OED and can find no definition of bag that would lead to these usages. “Ragging on me” is what I think they meant. See http://www.scalzi.com/whatever/003032.html, http://www.ultimatebet.com/learn-poker/ … icleID=81, http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=chu … rhightops, http://okage.tripod.com/ask01.html.
That’s interesting. I commonly hear and use “to bag on” in the sense “to rag on” but I’d never thought of it as an eggcorn (so putting this thread in this section of the forum makes sense). However close “bag” and “rag” may be, I wouldn’t be inclined to think using “bag” here is due to confusion with “rag” in this instance but is just a separate idiom. When I hear or say “to bag on” I don’t intend to say “rag” (but then slip and say “bag”)—I really mean the idiom with “bag.”