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I’ve already written several posts about slang and colloquial terms used during the Regency era, but I have barely scratched the surface. There are so many that I would still like to share with you. So, here are some taken from the 1811 Dictionary in the Vulgar Tongue: Back Biter: someone who slanders another person
I’ve already written a post about the slang used in the Regency Era. But it is impossible to cover such a broad topic in one post, so here are 15 more words and expressions that were common at the time, but can now only be found in some old books: Books: cards to play with.
One of the first posts I’ve written for this blog was about words commonly used in the Regency era that have now been forgotten, but can still appear in old books and classics, confounding modern readers. I thought I’d be nice to continue this series, so here are 10 more words typical of the Regency
Jane Austen’s World has written a very interesting post about footmen in the Regency Era. What were their duties and what was their life like? Footmen acquired their names from their running duties, accompanying their masters or mistresses alongside carriages or horses. They carried a long cane containing a mixture of eggs and white wine
I’m a huge fan of Georgette Heyer’s books and one of the things I love the most about them is the way the characters talk. Heyer makes them speak just like people in the Regency era, where her stories are set, spoke and thus use words and expressions that are now forgotten or rarely used.