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I love historical slang! It makes the people of history, even ancient history, seem MUCH closer to our experience than most history does. Humanity really hasn't changed much at all in the last 4000 years or so.
Posted by Pope Buck I on July 18, 2012 at 3:18 PM · Report this
TVDinner 2
I wonder if "strumpet" means "sprinting after crumpets."
Posted by TVDinner http:// on July 18, 2012 at 4:08 PM · Report this
leek 3
Yay, obscenity etymologies! We may have been through this before (ha!), but "cunt" derives from the Latin cunctus, which means "crack." As in the separation between things, not whatever the Romans enjoyed smoking, of course. Good times.
Posted by leek on July 19, 2012 at 2:16 AM · Report this
leek 4
Aww dammit, now I remember that we did have this discussion and I was proved wrong. I hate it when that happens.
Posted by leek on July 19, 2012 at 2:18 AM · Report this

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