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1811 Dictionary in the Vulgar Tongue
     

1811 Dictionary in the Vulgar Tongue

by Francis Grose
 

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In The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, the word gormagon was humorously defined thus: "A monster with six eyes, three mouths, four arms, eight legs, five on one side and three on the other, three arses, two tarses [penises], and a cunt upon its back." The compiler Francis Grose gave the game away in his dictionary entry by explaining that it was "a man on

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In The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, the word gormagon was humorously defined thus: "A monster with six eyes, three mouths, four arms, eight legs, five on one side and three on the other, three arses, two tarses [penises], and a cunt upon its back." The compiler Francis Grose gave the game away in his dictionary entry by explaining that it was "a man on horseback, with a woman behind him". (His "five legs on one side" description is easily explained – the woman was riding side-saddle.)

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149189144
Publisher:
Bronson Tweed Publishing
Publication date:
03/06/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
354 KB

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