Forgetful, silly.
Born in 1978, Hilversum, The Netherlands. First used by UK-based employees of Philips Telecommunications (employed at Malmesbury in Wiltshire, UK).
On a business trip to Philips Telecommunications headquarters, some time between January and April 1978, a colleague of mine arrived in his hotel in Hilversum (The Hilvershof), unpacked his suitcase and found he'd left his briefcase at home. Looking around the hotel room, he located a suitable plastic bag and proceeded to use this to carry work-related items to and from work for the duration of his trip.
The bag bore the legend "waszak" - the Dutch word(s) for "laundry bag". Henceforth, anyone doing anything thoughtless was called "waszak" and a new word entered the English language.
How forgetful - you waszak!
by Argo1946 January 03, 2007
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Born in 1977, Hilversum, NL. UK-based employees of Philips.
Businessman arrived in hotel, unpacked suitcase and found he'd forgotten his briefcase. Looking around the hotel room, he located a suitable plastic bag and proceeded to use this for the duration of his trip.
The bag bore the legend "waszak" - the Dutch word for "laundry bag". Henceforth, anyone doing anything thoughtless was called "waszak" and a new word entered the English language.
"you forgot? - you waszak!"
by Argo1946 December 29, 2006

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