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Friday, June 17, 2011

Tippybob & Sneeze-Lurker

I am not here today. Not even a little bit. I'm en rout to Belleville, actually. There's a three day Kung Fu workshop what needs attending...

As promised here are yesterday's and today's Forgotten English:


The wealthy classes. Tippy, meaning fine, is in Brockett['s North Country Words, 1825].
- Gilber Tucker's American English, 1921


A thief working with snuff, pepper, and the like. To give on the sneeze racket, to does a man in the eyes, and then rob him.
- John Farmer's Slang and its Analogues, 1903.


Pam Asberry said...

Hope you are having a great weekend. Looking forward to the full report! :-)

S.M. Carrière said...

It was a wonderful weekend Pam, thanks!