Tag: Slang

Confound it all!

Confound it all! One of the frustrations of writing historical fiction is discovering your character could not do/hear/see/say something because it had not been invented yet! Such is my plight as I just discovered my heroine could not say ‘Confound it!’ as the saying did not exist for nearly another 40 years! A few other …

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From the Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue: Soldiers

 I have to admit, all the research on the army, officers, militia and war has left me rather down, so I thought I would post something a little more light hearted on the subject today. I am captivated by language and how it relates to a culture. With three teen aged sons living at home …

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