The Romance of Language: Word for the Week 4/21/17

Buzznacking:

“Gossiping from place to place.

–Francis Robinson’s Words Used in the Neighborhood of Whitby [Yorkshire], 1876

“Calletting, saucy gossiping.

–John Brockett’s Glossary of North Country Words, 1825

 

Sharing some gossip over a cup of scandal broth was a great way to pass the day in the Regency (or Georgian or Victorian eras).

      

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5 Responses to The Romance of Language: Word for the Week 4/21/17

  1. Cara Bristol says:

    Fun set up! Love it.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Diane Burton says:

    “O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive!” Walter Scott’s quote came to mind as I read your blurb. Those two had better get things straightened out soon. Good snippet.

    Like

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