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2022-08-01 12:44:46 AM  
A moft exfellent fynd, fubby!

TFA includes a link to the Internet Archive digitized copy, which has also been OCRed for easy1 copypasta.

To wit:

Feague.  To  feague  a horfe ; to  put  ginger  up  a horfe's
fundament, and  formerly*  as  it  is  faid, a live  eel, to  make
him  lively  and  carry  his  tail  well : it  is  faid, a forfeit  is incurred  by  any  horfe  dealer's  fervant, who  fhall  fhew  a horfe  without  firft  feaguing  him.  Feague  is  ufed, figura- tively, for  encouraging  or  fpiriting  one  up.


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2022-08-01 1:08:15 AM  

bughunter: TFA includes a link to the Internet Archive digitized copy, which has also been OCRed for easy1 copypasta.


The 1811 edition is at Project Gutenberg and is a bit easier to read.
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/5402
1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue by Francis Grose

Reprint of the author's Lexicon balatronicum; a dictionary of buckish slang, university wit, and pickpocket eloquence (and now considerably altered and enlarged, with the modern changes and improvements, by a member of the whip club.)


/// I is pretty much the same. There might be some minor changes in the words list.
 
2022-08-01 2:25:24 AM  
I have this on my bookshelf. I believe it has since been discontinued in favour of a larger, updated edition including more of the updates from the comic and published with a new title.

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2022-08-01 4:24:07 AM  

bughunter: A moft exfellent fynd, fubby!

TFA includes a link to the Internet Archive digitized copy, which has also been OCRed for easy1 copypasta.

To wit:

Feague.  To  feague  a horfe ; to  put  ginger  up  a horfe's
fundament, and  formerly*  as  it  is  faid, a live  eel, to  make
him  lively  and  carry  his  tail  well : it  is  faid, a forfeit  is incurred  by  any  horfe  dealer's  fervant, who  fhall  fhew  a horfe  without  firft  feaguing  him.  Feague  is  ufed, figura- tively, for  encouraging  or  fpiriting  one  up.

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You mean eafy
 
2022-08-01 6:23:24 AM  
I have a modern version of the book on my shelf. It's an excellent source of obscure insults.
 
2022-08-01 6:57:04 AM  
More like cocktionary
 
2022-08-01 10:23:09 AM  

bughunter: A moft exfellent fynd, fubby!

TFA includes a link to the Internet Archive digitized copy, which has also been OCRed for easy1 copypasta.

To wit:

Feague.  To  feague  a horfe ; to  put  ginger  up  a horfe's
fundament, and  formerly*  as  it  is  faid, a live  eel, to  make
him  lively  and  carry  his  tail  well : it  is  faid, a forfeit  is incurred  by  any  horfe  dealer's  fervant, who  fhall  fhew  a horfe  without  firft  feaguing  him.  Feague  is  ufed, figura- tively, for  encouraging  or  fpiriting  one  up.

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1relatively easy


I shouldn't know what that means but I know what it means.
 
2022-08-01 10:57:23 AM  
Several years ago I was in a PBEM game (Galaxy) where worlds defaulted to numbers but you could rename them.  I got it in my head to call each a slang for something, I think I picked masturbation (but it might have been boobs).  So all my worlds had names like jerkoff, spank, burpedworm, etc.  Got to about 30 and BAM!  Got a turn where all my worlds were numbers again :(
 
2022-08-01 5:34:44 PM  

HairBolus: bughunter: TFA includes a link to the Internet Archive digitized copy, which has also been OCRed for easy1 copypasta.

The 1811 edition is at Project Gutenberg and is a bit easier to read.
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/5402
1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue by Francis Grose


Thanks for the link.
 
2022-08-01 7:15:03 PM  

Snotnose: Several years ago I was in a PBEM game (Galaxy) where worlds defaulted to numbers but you could rename them.  I got it in my head to call each a slang for something, I think I picked masturbation (but it might have been boobs).  So all my worlds had names like jerkoff, spank, burpedworm, etc.  Got to about 30 and BAM!  Got a turn where all my worlds were numbers again :(


They just renamed them on you?  What a bunch of wankers
 
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