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Regency Slang – Section D

I found this list of vocabulary and slang from The Regency Assembly Press, here. I’m only picking a few excerpts, so visit their site for the full list. Dairy–A woman’s breasts, particularly one that gives suck–She sported her dairy; she … Continue reading

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Regency Slang – Section C

I found this list of vocabulary and slang from The Regency Assembly Press, here. I’m only picking a few excerpts, so visit their site for the full list. Cackling Farts–Eggs Calf-Clingers–Pantaloons. Canterbury Story–A long roundabout tale. Caps – Pull Caps–To … Continue reading

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Communiqué

Just another quick reblog today. I found this on Futility Closet’s blog here. The original source was G.W.E. Russell’s Collections and Recollections (1963). “One day the elderly soldier [Arthur Wellesley, first Duke of Wellington] chanced on a small boy weeping bitterly … Continue reading

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Lonelyhearts

I first got the idea for this post when I saw Bob Nicholson’s post on Twitter here. It amused me so much that I thought I’d do my own collection of ridiculous matrimonial advertisements over the years. For those who … Continue reading

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Regency Slang – Section B

I found this list of vocabulary and slang from The Regency Assembly Press, here. I’m only picking a few excerpts, so visit their site for the full list. Bacon Fed–Fat, greasy. Back Gammon Player–A sodomite. Back Door (Usher, or Gentleman … Continue reading

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Regency Slang – Section A

I found this list of vocabulary and slang from The Regency Assembly Press, here. I’m only picking a few excerpts, so visit their site for the full list. A Crush–A very successful party where there is no room to circulate. … Continue reading

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Oblong Man Weds Normal Woman

Just a quick one today. I heard this story on an episode of QI (series “N”, episode “News”). In the 1970s, an Illinois newspaper the Bloomington Pantagraph ran a headline titled “Oblong Man Weds Normal Woman“. What they were referring to was … Continue reading

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