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Author Topic: 19th Century Slang  (Read 1385 times)
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« on: March 22, 2016, 02:23:59 am »

The translation of "Call me rusty guts and I'll saw your timber" and other equally colorful terms can be found here:

Will Howard
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United States United States

« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2016, 07:35:44 pm »

Are you familiar with "flash"?  This was the patois spoken by the New York gangs (as in the movie, "Gangs of New York") in the mid 19th century.

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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2016, 08:39:00 pm »

Hope the following is "SFW".
I still remember the phrase "a month of Sundays", and "off his Chump" is used by Liza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. Am familiar with a few of the others, but not as defined here. Obviously various expressions, slang and other wise, change meanings over time. In the 19th century " to ejaculate" meant to exclaim. Used often in the Sherlock Holmes stories, and others.
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“Love is an emotional thing, and whatever is emotional is opposed to that cold true reason which I place above all things.” Sherlock Holmes, in The Sign of Four.
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