11/05/2022 Ihearthula 10 Antique Slang Terms I Learnt This Week Taken from: The Slang Dictionary, John Camden Hotten, London, 1913 (available for free on Project Gutenberg.org) Share this:FacebookTwitterEmailRedditPinterestWhatsAppLike this:Like Loading...
I can remember from schooldays the expression “you’re gonna get a bunch of fives” – meaning a punch in the face, or a “knuckle-sandwich”, or a “punch in the snotter” (punch in the nose).
“Beef-headed” … similar, there was “Pig-headed” – someone thick and stubborn.
I remember knuckle-sandwich and pig headed too, but I can’t remember if I heard them in movies or in real life 😂
Good point! Have our lives at last become a blur of reality and movies? 😂
In my case, I think so 😳
I learned so much (on a Sunday!). In Germany, picture this one: smells like graveyard (a common saying, before a fist hits your face