Lady Rougepen Says: Learn Va-Va-Va-Voom Victorian Vocabulary

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Break out your bonnet! It’s time to learn some some phrases from an era when Queen Victoria ruled England, and things were chaste, but interesting.

Butter up the bacon – a statement of excess. An alternate phrase is “over-egging the pudding.”

Cop a mouse – get a black eye

Gigglemug – a face, always on the verge of smiling or laughter

Got the morbs  – feeling blue or depressed, as in “morbid.”

Make a stuffed bird laugh – so ridiculous, cheesy.

Cat-lap – a weak drink, as in it’s too “soft.”

Other interesting history from this era:

The terms “light” or “dark” meat, to describe chicken, came about in the 1890s to replace the “obscene” words chicken “breasts” and “thighs.”

Cupid was a buffed, Adonis-type figure. The Victorians replaced it with a sweet chubby baby, devoid of any sexuality.

I personally love the Victorian era’s class, when it wasn’t being…

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