Words and Phrases from the Past: The Blog


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Eddie @ Lexicolatry said...

The sheer number of words related to drunkenness is staggering ...

Definitely says something about English speakers : o /

Jingles said...

I've not even covered a quarter of them yet, and that's just the old words!
There are also numerous old dialect words for 'to beat, to thrash,' and for 'a slovenly or untidy woman'.
I wonder what it all says about our ancestors?! :)