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Author Topic: Twenty-one Victorian Slang Terms It's High Time We Revived  (Read 558 times)
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« on: July 16, 2015, 02:22:48 am »

A little tool and perhaps a bit of inspiration for those of authorial intent:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/lukelewis/surprising-victorian-slang-terms?sub=3021272_2484265#.wdWN3B5a4p

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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2015, 02:50:16 am »

I hesitate to throw Buzzfeed's scholarship into question, but should not this possibly be 'pitch'?
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2015, 03:09:37 am »

That would make more sense.

Anyone else have any ideas? What about the other twenty phrases?
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2015, 02:30:40 pm »

I'd go as far as to say a number of them are either made up or misinterpreted.
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2015, 02:59:29 pm »


I'd go as far as to say a number of them are either made up or misinterpreted.

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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2015, 04:02:28 pm »

Great link!

Thanks for sharing!  ^_^
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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2015, 02:50:57 am »

No problem!

Although, the consensus here seems to be that the whole list is gobshite.

Not one of them is period correct...?
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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2015, 02:55:08 am »

I'll buy the boiled owl, and if tallywags isn't correct is jolly well should be.  'Dash my wig' is fairly tame, as expletives go, but may be legitimate.

But 'tatur trap'?  Never seen taters spelled that way, for a start.

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