The online world is a horribly dangerous (yet wonderful) place for procrastination and entertainment. I came across this book that can be publicly accessed entitled Passing English of the Victorian Era by a James Redding Ware (who, interestingly enough, created one of the first female detectives in fiction, yay!). It is a collection of slang and phrases heard at this time period, and interestingly enough, some of them seem to have survived today!
I decided to take screenshots of some entertaining ones to share (though I decided to start with something a little more familiar), but definitely check it out. I think you’d be in for a treat. That being said, who would have even thought to say some of these things? Then again, I suppose no one would have ever thought words such as “ratchet” or “yolo” would be a thing. Or calling people peasants on forums (or in real life, but you know… that might not fly all that well).
And my favorite…
Personally, I’m in favor of bringing back “gigglemug”.
I also felt that this was pretty relevant after I mentioned the strange words that we use today that I’m sure, a hundred or two years later from now, people will also ponder over. These are some of the words that have been added to the Oxford English Dictionary. It’s incredible to see how the English language constantly evolves and grows!