What the Dickens.

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What the Dickens.

Post by Bobinwales » Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:53 pm

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.
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Re: What the Dickens.

Post by Erik_Kowal » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:35 am

Very good, Bob. :D
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Re: What the Dickens.

Post by Ciara12 » 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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Re: What the Dickens.

Post by tony h » Wed May 16, 2018 3:10 pm

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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