historical slang fridays

Fridays mean… a few choice excerpts from The Penguin Dictionary of Historical Slang.

So let’s stop the flapdoodle (empty talk) and get stuck in to a rightold John Roberts (enough drink to keep you drunk from Saturday to Sunday night). Watch you don’t shake a flannin (have a fight) or you’ll be set to shake a cloth in the wind (be hanged). But if you play your cards right, you might get to dance the reel o’stumpy (have sex).

So use these where you can because…




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