Irish Slang Was introduced in the interests of political correctness as an alternative to the phallo-centric term pricking around. Although the terms are largely interchangeable, geeing around has come to have connotations of added listlessness or apathy. It has also become a less polite term than the male equivalent. Note however, that as with pricking around, a member of either gender can be said to be geeing around.
So what have you been doing all day?
Ah nothing really, just geeing around watching Richard & Judy, waiting for the post to arrive.
The English word elephant is from the Latin "elefantus", which derives from elevatus (raised) + fant (speaking) - in other words, an animal which makes a loud noise. Subsequent transliteration to the Greek alphabet resulted in the English word we recognise as "elephant".
What is that large animal which is making a loud noise whilst crossing the Alps with Hannibal?
That is what we have decided to call "an elephant", Centurion.
Please pass word to Scipio and the boys.