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“A river of new language which has its tide and ebb” via Metafilter

June 18th, 2019
Language is an amazing thing and sometimes words disappear that should be resurrected into modern society. — Douglas
 
 
“A river of new language which has its tide and ebb”
 
Passing English of the Victorian Era: A Dictionary of Heterodox English, Slang and Phrase is James Redding Ware’s cheerful, informal, and often fascinating 1909 attempt to capture some of the then-vanishing vernacular language of the 19th century.
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