Manly Slang from the 19th Century

The Art of Manliness has a glossary of manly terms used over 100 years ago. Some terms survived well into the 20th century; I've used "a month of Sundays" myself. Others are strange but maybe you can guess the meanings, as in "Shut your bone box, you saucebox, or my bunch of fives will give you a fizzing blinker!" Link -via Boing Boing

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Funny- A "barker" (pistol) also is used in it's translation in Dutch- een "blaffer" for a pistol (Dutch - pistool) or revolver (Dutch- revolver) is still in use.
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