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Flash Language

Post by Wizard of Oz » Sun May 13, 2018 2:03 pm

Hi Wizards. Came across this slang dictionary about early convict slang in Aus. Thought it may prove to be amusing for some. A vocabulary of the flash language, published in 1819 contains a collection of words used here that were transported along with the convicts.

Words like, lushy cove, mollisher, breech'd, prig, queer, cly faker and up in the stirrups, to mention a few, are included.

Hope you enjoy it.

WoZ in Aus
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Re: Flash Language

Post by Bobinwales » Sun May 13, 2018 7:15 pm

Excellent.
Interesting to see "pall" in there.
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Re: Flash Language

Post by tony h » Tue May 15, 2018 11:31 am

Bobinwales wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 7:15 pm
Excellent.
Interesting to see "pall" in there.
Indeed. There are quite a number of words and definitions that seem quite ordinary today.
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Re: Flash Language

Post by Phil White » Wed May 16, 2018 1:11 pm

So how many of those are still current in Aus, Woz?
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