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The Profanisaurus of its day.

From Project Gutenberg’s free to browse online copy of ‘1811 Dictionary in the Vulgar Tongue’ by Captain Francis Grose. Cory Doctorow at BoingBoing selected the beauts above.

Then – bearing in mind that this is the language of the early 19th century British underworld – there’s the ‘Irish’ section:


See the whole filthy thing here, you clumpish fribble.