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    Bought a second-hand copy of the Penguin Dictionary of Historical Slang (1937) and it's the finest 10p I ever spent

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    So many beautiful old words and phrases that are ripe for revival

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    Where did we get the idea that Victorians were prudes

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    Michael Deacon

    Apparently a "gammoner" was someone with the ability to con lots of people

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    Catching an early flight tomorrow. Should anything go wrong, let this tweet be my legacy

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