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Do You Know the Origin of These Words and Phrases?

Do You Know The Origin of These Words and Phrases? I have been editing again, as well as judging a few writing contests. The process had me searching out some of the least common words and phrases I encountered. Check … Continue reading

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Regency Lexicon – We Are Up to “U” and “V”

Regency Era Lexicon – Now For “U” and “V” union – short for a workhouse; usually built by a union of several individual parishes up – used in referring to moving toward London; used in referring to coaches (and later … Continue reading

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Regency Era Lexicon – Continuing on to the Letter “S”

Regency Era Lexicon – Continues with the Letter “S” s. – the abbreviation for shilling (a shilling is a English silver coin worth twelvepence; 20 shillings = one pound) Sabbatarians – VERY strict observers of the Sabbath sack – a … Continue reading

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Regency Era Lexicon – The Letter “R”

Regency Era Lexicon – “R” Is Next on Our List R. A. – member of the Royal Academy, which was founded by George III Radcliffe, Ann – was an English author, and a pioneer of the Gothic novel. Her style … Continue reading

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Regency Era Lexicon – The Letters “P” and “Q”

Regency Era Lexicon – The Letters “P” and “Q” packet – a ship carrying mail (and occasionally passengers) along a regularly defined route packman – a peddler of ladies’ goods (linen and cotton) paddock – a horse pasture page – … Continue reading

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Regency Era Lexicon – Next Comes “N” and “O”

Regency Era Lexicon – And Then We Find “N” and “O” national school – schools set up by the Church of England’s National Society for Promoting the Education of the Poor in the Principles of the Established Church throughout England … Continue reading

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Regency Era Lexicon – Letters “I,” “J,” and “K”

Regency Era Lexicon – the Letters “I” and “J” and “K” Imperial – the term “imperial” designated the officially adopted uniform system of weights and measures that replaced the MANY different standards that the English had used prior to 1820 … Continue reading

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