Will you simply sit mumchance while a cag-magger guzzles your gum-tickler? Who can say? We all enjoy the works of Charles Dickens, so there's no shame in admitting that he uses perplexing lingo from a time and place very different from our own—and honestly, sometimes he just makes words up. In this enlightening guide to the master novelist's lexicon, Bryan Kozlowski defines dozens of words and phrases—growlery, barmecide, graminivorous, toad-eater—explaining their context and citing their appearance in a work by Dickens, while Victorian-era engravings appear throughout.
What The Dickens?: Distinctly Dickensian Words and How to Use Them
Author: Bryan Kozlowski.