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Don Charisma

Further to Beauty And A Beat by PostModernJukebox, a reader suggested this one, which after listening to (at least thrice), I really really like :

Again I prefer this version to the “real” one … much more character here than the corporately bleached Lorde original 🙂

Music video by Scott Bradley, ‘Royals – (“Sad Clown With The Golden Voice” Version) – Lorde Cover’ (C) PostmodernJukebox 2013

The band:
Puddles the Clown – lead vocals
Robyn Adele Anderson & Cristina Gatti – backup vocals
Adam Kubota – bass
Allan Mednard – drums
Scott Bradlee – piano & arranger

Genre: Jazzy Pop

Enjoy !

Don Charisma

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Slang in the 1850s (Snippets 42)

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London Tower of London engraving by William Miller, 1832

In 1859, The Vulgar Tongue was published, written by Ducange Anglicus.  This is clearly a pseudonym, but the author’s real identity is unknown.  The book is subtitled A Glossary of Slang, Cant, and Flash Words and Phrases, Used in London, from 1839 to 1859.  A lot of the entries are simply cockney rhyming slang (in fact, this book is probably the most useful source for studying the early development of this form of slang), but more interesting in my opinion is the enormous variety of slang terms that have fallen out of usage nowadays (if any of these are familiar to anyone as still being in use, please comment below!)  Here is a selection of some choice slang from the early-mid 19th Century:

“Amputate your mahogany”: be off, be gone.
“Belcher”: a silk pocket handkerchief of striped pattern.
“Black Ointment”: pieces…

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3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge Day 2


Alright day three.


  1. Post 1 quote a day for 3 days
  2. Thank the blogger who nominated you
  3. Nominate 5 new bloggers each day of the challenge.

Nominated: Princess Brooke’s Blog The Lonely Author rhythmandthedancer Kate McClelland sevenstarhalo


“Nothing before, nothing behind steps of faith. Fall into the seeming void and the rock beneath,” anonymous

Thank you Vincent Wambua for the nomination.


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