Tag Archive: Slang

Sep 02 2014

A Little Colorful Language: Cacklers, Mowers, Woolbirds and Swing tails

  We have a house full of cats and a dog who thinks she a momma-cat.  They all have their own proper names. But they’ve also got multiple nicknames each. I may just incorporate a few of these regency Era slang terms as new nicknames for them!    Cat Grimalkin.  Tibby. Ram Cat. A he cat. Gib Cat. A …

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Aug 05 2014

A Little Colorful Language: All about Children

   One of the things that fascinates me most about slang is its very changeable nature. Words can change meaning at the drop of a hat. New words come into lay and may be gone in an instant, or they may stay around for a very long time.   I found some very familiar terms …

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Jul 08 2014

A Little Colorful Language: Church and Clergy

    I confess, I am a word nerd. I love language captivates me, especially in the way it relates to a culture. Slang, the speech of the common man, paints such a picture of the speaker’s world. I love it! Since every place and time has its own unique slang, I thought it would …

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Jun 03 2014

A Little Colorful Language: Marriage and Weddings

Since I am a writer, language captivates me, especially in the way it relates to a culture. With three teen aged sons living at home I get to hear a lot of the slang they encounter.  I never cease to be fascinated by the terms that come up, and how often I haven’t a clue …

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Apr 01 2014

A Little Colorful Language: Fools and their Ways

Since I am a writer, language captivates me, especially in the way it relates to a culture. With three teen aged sons living at home I get to hear a lot of the slang they encounter.  I never cease to be fascinated by the terms that come up, and how often I haven’t a clue …

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