Steampunk Names & 1811 Professions (Finishing School Special Extras)

I don’t mean to be cagey, Gentle Reader, but tomorrow I have fun times here on the blog. Yes indeed, exciting stuff. Meanwhile, I give you this little gem off the Finishing School Tumblr:

And if you like, once you pick your name you can pick your profession…

1811 Slang Terms for Professions

  • Author ~ Quill
  • Brewer ~ Bung
  • Butler ~ Pantler
  • Coachman ~ Whip
  • Drummer ~ Sheepskin fiddler, Tormentor of sheepskin
    Fiddler ~ String, Gut scraper, Tormentor of catgut
  • Maid ~ Cinder garbler
  • Match-maker ~ Flesh broker
  • Parson ~ Spiritual flesh broker
  • Pimp ~ Cock bawd (A male keeper of a bawdy-house)
    Player ~ Buskin
  • Schoolmaster ~ Bum brusher, Haberdasher of pronouns

via the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue


Your Moment of Parasol . . .

1818 Tuesday, September 1 La Belle Assemblees v. 6, plate 40

Your Infusion of Cute . . .

Berg Table Light by Northern Lighting

Your Tisane of Smart . . .

Chimney Humidifier designed by Takeshi Ishiguro

Your Writerly Tinctures . . .  

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