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
GAIL’S DAILY DOSE
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 . . .
Clarissa’s Bookshelf says of Etiquette & Espionage, “Carriger strikes a deft balance between arch humor and strong storytelling. Like Wodehouse and Wilde, she engages us in her characters’ lives while seeming to mock them, and even draws out unexpected moments of pathos.”
Quote of the Day:
“As long as war is regarded as wicked, it will always have its fascination. When it is looked upon as vulgar, it will cease to be popular.”
~ Oscar WildeTags: MANNERS & MUTANY, Parasol Protectorate, Special Extras, Victorian Culture