I've won an award:
How this thing is supposed to work is I link back to the person/blog who/which awarded me the award ... hmmm this sentence needs fixing .... and then I nominate 15 other bloggers for the award. This is tough, because I don't know 15 other bloggers.
I therefore nominate:
Anna L. Walls, Gerard de Marigny, and the newly created blog by All Things Books (I'm really looking forward to the content of that one). The problem with this is, of course, they've all likely received this award at one time or another already. Well, except All Things Books.
These awards feel a little like chain letters, really...
The only other bit of news I have, other than that I am on track with my writing, is that there is a sparring workshop with my Kung Fu school tomorrow. I don't particularly like sparring. I don't like being in fights, even mock ones. I don't mind watching them, but I really don't like being in them. As one of the few "advanced" girls, however, I definitely have to be there to make sure the new girls are comfortable. There will be pizza afterwards. I'm looking forward to that.
Since that is the case, here is today's Forgotten English:
A young thief; [from] grinche, a thief ... Other varieties of the tribe of [thieving] malefactors go by the appellations of chevalier de la grippe, limousineur, voleur de bonjour, droguiste, &c. The English brethren [are] denominated: prig, cracksman, crossman, sneaksman, moucher, hooker, flash cove, bug-hunter, cross-cove, buz-faker, stook-hauler, toy-getter, prop-nailer, area-sneak, lob-sneak, lully prigger, thimble-twister, conveyancer, pudding-snammer, beak-hunter, ziff, buttock-and-file, poll-theif, little snakesman, mill-ben cove on the cross, flashman and, formerly a good fellow, a bridle-cull.
- Albert Barrère's Dictionary of Slang, Jargon, and Cant, 1889
Right, I will either goof off today, or write. I haven't decided which. Have a great weekend all!