Wednesday, July 30, 2008

It all started with "slubberdegullion"

Praise be to Google, the finder of obscure passages. Is this not a most wondrous display of verbal dexterity?

"The bun-sellers or cake-makers were in nothing inclinable to their request; but, which was worse, did injure them most outrageously, called them prattling gabblers, lickorous gluttons, freckled bittors, mangy rascals, shite-a-bed scoundrels, drunken roysters, sly knaves, drowsy loiterers, slapsauce fellows, slabberdegullion druggels, lubberly louts, cozening foxes..."

Want more, ye noddypeak simpleton? Avaunt! I swear, the passage reads like a concentrated dose of Cranky Prof.

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