Victorian Slang Series!

Victorian Slang

Happy Halloween! 🎃🦇🐈‍⬛

Starting today, I’m going to share with you some interesting and/or amusing phrases taken from The Victorian Dictionary of Slang & Phrase by J. Redding Ware. That is additionally to the regular comics of course! Let’s start with those three and let me know what you think of that format 👻

Pumpkin-face (American) 🎃
A round face with no expression in it.

Air-hole (Soc., 1885-95) ⚰️
A small public garden, generally a dismally converted graveyard, with the ancient gravestones set up at ‘attention’ against the boundary walls.

Got the morbs (Soc., 1880) 🧟
Temporary melancholia. Abstract noun coined from adjective morbid. This fantastic phrase starts our biweekly Patreon series illustrating Victorian slang.

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