Lexicon Balatronicum: A Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence

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C. Chappel, 1811 - English language - 221 pages

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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 ... Read full review

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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 ... Read full review

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