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 Post subject: Victorian Slang
PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:33 pm 
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So, I found this fun article: 56 Victorian Slang Terms You Should Be Using :)

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 Post subject: Re: Victorian Slang
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 1:29 am 
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The only terms on that list I have run across in literature over the years are: Bricky, Cop a Mouse, and Jammiest Bits of Jam.

Unless I was writing in that specific era though, I cannot see using the terms in normal writing.

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 Post subject: Re: Victorian Slang
PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 6:58 am 
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Bit o' bricky podsnappery if you ask me, sir, but I believe I can take the egg on this one. I may be just arfarfan'arf enough to do it!

(That hurt. I need more coffee :P)

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Wow, that's a mouthful! I have only heard of a couple of these and my grandmother had quirky little terms for everything. I still make the kids giggle with many of my little family sayings. I still use them because they fit and describe the circumstance better than anything else. Interesting how so many of these have fallen by the way.

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 Post subject: Re: Victorian Slang
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It's an ongoing process. Words fade away as other words fade in. People usually don't notice the missing words until they are gone. I didn't recognize one single one, and I'm older than all of you. I found them very interesting but too unrecognizable to be useful.

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 Post subject: Re: Victorian Slang
PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:27 am 
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Try explaining this to someone even 20 years ago:

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