1. “A mysterious compound of spirituous liquors under the influence of which, Mr. Turner, draper, of Easthoathly, made the following entry in his diary:–‘1756, April 28th. I went down to Jones’, where we drank one bowl of punch and two muggs of bumboo, and I came home again in liquor. Oh! with what horrors does it fill my heart to think I should be guilty of doing so, and on a Sunday too! Let me once more endeavour, never, no never, to be guilty of the same again.'”
From A Dictionary of the Sussex Dialect and Collection of Provincialisms in Use in the County of Sussex by W.D. Parish.
I love it. Some things never change.
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After two posting errors today, I should just start the day over – even if it is 2 pm… lol