Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Passing English of the Victorian era
I found a little gem: Passing English of the Victorian era: a dictionary of heterodox English, slang and phrase published in London in 1909 by James Redding Ware. Mr. Ware collected the slang of everyone from hoodlums to the upper crust while it was still fresh in everyone's memory. You can download it free and legally at the Internet Archive (a source I had mentioned in an earlier post.) Now your Steampunk stories can get steamier as you use Victorian slang with confidence.