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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

~Regency Wednesday~ Random Cant Day

Today I will open my 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue to a random page (or pages), selecting a few definitions for your enjoyment. I just love when I come across a word or phrase we still use today. LOL 

Cup-shot. Drunk. 
Dudgeon. Anger.
Gentry Mort. A gentlewoman.
Mutton-headed. Stupid. 
Puff Guts. A fat man. 
Scandal Broth. Tea.

So now that you've learned a few slang expressions from the early 1800s, use them with care.

Happy reading, writing, and blogging!!

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