Wednesday, 20 July 2005

Regency slang term of the day (first in a series):
Letter Racket - men or women of genteel address, going about to respectable houses with a letter or statement detailing some case of extreme distress, as shipwreck, sufferings by fire etc. by which many benevolent, but credulous, persons are induced to relieve the fictitious wants of the impostors.

Divine Monosyllable of the day:
Bluebeard's closet

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