Nineteenth-century English | Oxford Dictionaries and other ideas


see this link for a vocabulary list relating to the novels of Charles Dickens

Surely to learn it all well,  we need a “Talk like the words in Charles Dickens novels” week,  (but not like Mr Scrooge).
Who is your favourite character?
Mine:  Artful every time!
(No pocket picking unless its viewing the pocket bookmarking site – ok)
Then there’s an age old question: Which decade do unusual or common words from?


Not to be confused with Sci-Fi (or the author Tolkein) where words are invented and are just for a specific book or series.



Clipper?  (thats a ship!)

Junk? (Is that another ship or not?)

The lovely word  ‘Junket’!

Try Phrases too: There are lots of confusing phrases in Chaucer and Shakespeare.

“Pierced to the root”.

“Where for art Thou?”  (is it forart? Check it)

are two that easily come to mind.
Literature students of course have lots of quotes from the Shakespeare play and other novels.


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