You can surely amuse yourself for hours reading this 1793 guide to rogues. And I think we should resurrect these old terms for modern times. For instance, if a woman is inconveniently pregnant, let us say she has "sprained her ankle."

     Posted By: Paul - Sat Feb 18, 2017
     Category: Crime | Eighteenth Century | Slang

Eh - it's just a cheap plagiarised copy of Grose.
Posted by Richard Bos on 02/18/17 at 01:56 PM
Too many bastards have grown up thinkin' they were the result of a sprained ankle, eh?
Posted by Greg on 02/18/17 at 04:04 PM
My mother used to write using an "f" instead of an "s" sometimes.
Posted by Fritz G on 02/19/17 at 08:14 PM
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