Wednesday, October 23, 2013

19th Century Slang

Fun Slate piece about the colorful vernacular of 19th Century criminals. If you're feeling a little out and out this week, give the red rag a holiday and take the squeakers to Daisyville.

2 comments:

  1. Sluice yer gob is quite usable. My kids get a kick out their cousins using the term gob so it hasn't gone out of style in Ireland anyway. I like terms like mugwumpery and jack n apes. A dictionary of outdated slang would be a nice item

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  2. Sluice yer gob is quite usable. My kids get a kick out their cousins using the term gob so it hasn't gone out of style in Ireland anyway. I like terms like mugwumpery and jack n apes. A dictionary of outdated slang would be a nice item

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