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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

~Regency Wednesday~ Random Cant Day (#5)

I haven't posted a Regency Wednesday in quite some time so here's a few random slang terms from my trusty 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue. Enjoy!! 

Bucket. To kick the bucket. To die.
Chuckle-headed. Stupid, thick-headed. 
Elbow Grease. Labour. Elbow grease will make an oak table shine. 
Facer. A bumper, a glass filled so full as to leave no room for the lip. Also a violent blow on the face. 
Half Seas over. Almost drunk. 

*Taken verbatim from 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

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