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Offline Thunderchicken

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Victorian slang
« on: December 26, 2017, 10:43:25 PM »
Ever wondered how some of your Victorian characters may have spoken?

Then look no further, as there's some great slang here (batty-fang is one of my favourites):

http://mentalfloss.com/article/53529/56-delightful-victorian-slang-terms-you-should-be-using

« Last Edit: December 26, 2017, 10:47:15 PM by Thunderchicken »
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Re: Victorian slang
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2017, 10:57:11 PM »
That was bang up to the elephant, that was. It gave me a right Gigglemug and got rid of the morbs, even if I wasn't half rats and mad as hops! Some of them would make a stuffed bird laugh and you'd let your sauce box run off and leave you proper poked up. It all made sense though, totally umble cum stumble it was.

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Re: Victorian slang
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2017, 11:25:56 PM »
That was bang up to the elephant, that was. It gave me a right Gigglemug and got rid of the morbs, even if I wasn't half rats and mad as hops! Some of them would make a stuffed bird laugh and you'd let your sauce box run off and leave you proper poked up. It all made sense though, totally umble cum stumble it was.

Blimey! A hoppin' Pot of those fngs make absolu'ely nah Eigh'een Pence ter me! Nuff said, yeah?  ;D

« Last Edit: December 26, 2017, 11:30:25 PM by dinohunterpoa »
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Re: Victorian slang
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2017, 11:30:33 PM »
 lol lol lol

That's the spirit, lads!


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Re: Victorian slang
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2017, 02:01:25 PM »
Thanks Thunderchicken!
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Re: Victorian slang
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2017, 09:16:59 PM »
You're welcome  :)


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Re: Victorian slang
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2017, 01:25:53 PM »
What a wonderful collection!  :D

If I might add to the collection a bit: A while back I found a synopsis of Victorian Lower Class and Underworld slang on the interweb. I transcribed it into a PDF, and I don't remember the source, but here it is for your edification and approval.

http://wrgmr.com/Victorian%20Slang.pdf
I was talking aloud to myself. A habit of the old: they choose the wisest person present to speak to; the long explanations needed by the young are wearying.
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Re: Victorian slang
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2018, 10:14:38 PM »
Ooooh thanks!  :)

 

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