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Francis Grose (1731–1791)

Autor(a) de 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

28 Works 690 Membros 9 Críticas

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Obras por Francis Grose

Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue (1981) 27 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

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Just a little nap
sometimes you need a stiff drink
pity David's sow.
 
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Eggpants | Jun 25, 2020 |
Some of the entries I knew just by right of being the son of my father, e.g., “BUM FODDER. Soft paper for the necessary house,” (i.e., toilet paper).

It’s entertaining, and useful.

Full of racism against the Irish and Romani.

A few other choice entries, more or less at random:

ADMIRAL OF THE NARROW SEAS. One who from drunkenness vomits into the lap of the person sitting opposite him.

BACK GAMMON PLAYER. A sodomite.

BRISTOL MILK. A Spanish wine called sherry, much drunk at that place, particularly in the morning.

HEMPEN FEVER. A man who was hanged is said to have died of a hempen fever; and, in Dorsetshire, is said to have been stabbed with a Bridport dagger; Bridport being a place famous for manufacturing hemp into cords.

MAMOMETAN GRUEL. Coffee: because formerly used chiefly by the Turks.

RESURRECTION MEN. Persons employed by the students in anatomy to steal dead bodies out of church-yards.

RUM CHUB. Among butchers, a customer easily imposed on, as to the quality and price of meat.

SAINT GEOFFREY’S DAY. Never, there being no saint of that name.

SHE HOUSE. A house where the wife rules, or, as the term is, wears the breeches.
… (mais)
 
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k6gst | 6 outras críticas | Feb 13, 2020 |
A sometimes jaw dropping collection of definitions of words and phrases in use in the early nineteenth century around Britain. Who knew that, for example, a "snoozing ken" was a brothel? Or that a "Twiddle Poop" was an effeminate looking man? A a good description of your testicles was "twiddle-diddle"? Find these and thousands more at your finger tips in the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.
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MiaCulpa | 6 outras críticas | Sep 10, 2019 |

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Obras
28
Membros
690
Popularidade
#36,666
Avaliação
3.9
Críticas
9
ISBN
62

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