How to swear....

How to Swear like an Elizabethan in Devon.

Nearly 200 other insulting words and terms were commonly used by Elizabethan Devonians.


(Todd Gray)

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Published by the Mint Press.

(ISBN 9781903356685)

Paperback Pages 36 includes 6 black and white images
Size A5 210mm x 148mm

Mell, ninny hammer, wittol, bally rag, nippy and bull beef.
These and nearly 200 other insulting words and terms were commonly used by Elizabethan Devonians.
This book unveils them in this list of scandalous, offensive and rude language.
Low intelligence, dishonesty, witchcraft, disease and most of all illicit sex were at the heart of how people in Devon were insulted.
All terms have been drawn from original documents with examples of the phrases originally said five centuries ago.
A companion volume to Strumpets and Ninnycocks also just published by the Mint Press also on sale on this website.

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