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List of Cornish dialect words


This is a select list of Cornish dialect words in English—while some of these terms are obsolete ... Backalong - in former times; Bal - a mine (in use after the year 1800, from Cornish languag...

A 19th Century Slang Dictionary - MESS No. 1


This is just a small example of the period slang of the 19th century that you would ... 1830: He kept a kind of hotel and grocery store, all on one stick, as we say. ..... 1800: [In Philadelphia, Noah Webster) will find the London Cockneyisms ...... 1855: You used to hear brother Joseph tell about this people being crowded into the ...

Historical Slang Terms For Having Sex, From 1351 Through Today


Jul 21, 2014 ... Want to brush up on your historical sexy slang? ... to get down and dirty, they might say they were playing at couch quail, ... The oral and anal chart starts in the late 1500s, though it gets far more crowded in the 20th century.

A dictionary of slang - "R" - Slang and colloquialisms of the UK.


Abb. rhyming slang, from Rabbit and Pork. ... rammed, Adj. Very crowded, busy. E.g."It ... From the rhyming slang raspberry tart meaning 'fart'. .... [Late 1800s] 2.

Full text of "Passing English of the Victorian era : a dictionary of ...


Dictionary of Slang and Colloquial English. ... In Scarborough, some natives now say the cake comes down from the pretender Simnel, who ..... The appalling charivari nightly drew crowds to the Alhambra ; but the excitement did not last long.

Carny Lingo - the Ultimate List


The magazine began in the late 1800s as a publication for the bill-posting ... you might wander by and say this just to mess up your buddy's 'score', as a joke. ... you get crowds from the time you open at 9am till closing at midnight or after, ...

Language Log » Flash mobs


Aug 12, 2011 ... Kareem from Tres Unidos said, "I've heard some people say, 'Yo, I'm going ... our words when we use slang, somebody probably said tha to a white reporter, .... See also Larry Niven's 1970's tales of 'flash crowds', where crowds can .... In the 1800's use of "flash mob", It ...

British English: The Top 50 Most Beautiful British Insults - Anglotopia ...


May 9, 2012 ... My dear old mum used to say I had a “boat wot looked like a bucket of smashed crabs” and it was enough to “scare kids away. ... Basically ugly as owt (=ugly as anything; geordie slang) ...... quite a throng here (busy, crowded)

A Dictionary of Australian Slang - J Stensrude Writer


The Australian love of slang is perhaps unparalleled anywhere in the world, adding a ... Aussie Lance Brooker writes, "I must say as someone from the 'east' there really ...... The large crowds that sometimes gather are usually drinking and ..... were brought to Australia in the 1800s as a prison workforce to build the cou...

Say What? | Experience New Orleans!


Its tone, lilt, and slang are indigenous to this city and reflect its ethnic history ... New Orleanians throughout the city give meaning to and pronounce certain .... cups, and doubloons tossed from the floats to the crowds during Mardi Gras parades.

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See the Sea - Nautical Language - See-The-Sea.org


Bilge Water: Now slang for nonsense, the term bilge water is the water that collects ...... With a full crew, the deck could be so crowded that the cat o' nine tails was .... originated from the inspections that were started during the 1800's to ensure ...

Crowded - Idioms by The Free Dictionary


Definition of crowded in the Idioms Dictionary. crowded phrase. What does crowded expression mean? Definitions by the largest Idiom Dictionary.

Railroad Language -- Lingo -- Dictionary - Catskill Archive


The word was coined in the late 1800's when railroad workers noticed that ..... Boomers resigning or being fired would say they were going to the Indian Valley. ... LAPLANDER—Passenger jostled into someone else's lap in crowded car.