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What the Dickens.

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:53 pm
by Bobinwales
I knew that the Charles Dickens classic story "A Tale of Two Cities" was published originally as a serial, but I didn't know that it first saw the light of day, not in a literary magazine, but in two local newspapers. Apparently it was the Bicester Times, it was the Worcester Times.

Re: What the Dickens.

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:35 am
by Erik_Kowal
Very good, Bob. :D

Re: What the Dickens.

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 8:12 am
by Ciara12
Like the Dickens Meaning A lot; as in 'hurts just like the dickens'. Origin Nothing to do with Charles Dickens. Dickens is a euphemism for the phrase satan, potentially through devilkins. Shakespeare used it in 'the Merry Wives of Windsor: 'I can not inform what the dickens his title is my husband had him of.'

Re: What the Dickens.

Posted: Wed May 16, 2018 3:10 pm
by tony h
Ciara12 wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 8:12 am
Like the Dickens Meaning A lot; as in 'hurts just like the dickens'. Origin Nothing to do with Charles Dickens. Dickens is a euphemism for the phrase satan, potentially through devilkins. Shakespeare used it in 'the Merry Wives of Windsor: 'I can not inform what the dickens his title is my husband had him of.'
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