Part I of II!

Today I drove to Manchester to see my wonderful little Hannah who I haven’t seen since warrior. Wed planned to go for a jaunt somewhere because of the lovely weather but today it was muggy (still bloody humid mind). So instead we made a trip to Beefeater and also went for a mooch to an Organic grocerers called Unicorn Grocery….. I almost died in there.

I picked up lots of things for Adams baking such as arrowroot, cocoa butter, Coconut butter and a load more (see my next post for my goodies!). I was in absolute BLISS.

After almost crying because I was so in love with the place and it’s 48p Avocados, we went to my favourite place and ate some steak. I had me some garlic prawns and a huge rib eye which was perfect, as usual.



Bacon-fed beefeater with caffan and cackling-farts!

Urban Dictionary isn’t the first dictionary of slang. One of the earliest and most influential such dictionaries in English is Francis Grose’s Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, published in 1785. Grose explored numerous seedy London establishments to collect these words. Many entries that were considered slang in the 18th century are perfectly respectable words today, while others sound stranger to our ears. Here are selections from the first headings in his dictionary, A, Band C, which feature such interesting words as “bacon-fed,” “beefeater” for yeoman guards originally with Henry VII, “caffan” for cheese, and “cackling-farts” for eggs. We neither encourage nor discourage our readers to bring some of these words back into vogue. DB

Grose, Francis. A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue. (London, S Hooper: 1785)

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