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Scabruus.scurrilousandpnrtoundlyoffensi¥e,T1Is Big/1l)oktJ/BeingRudeotrers tbe perfect antidote to tile pussyfaoting circumlocutions of political correctnass. Here, in 384 smut-soiledpages, is tile indispenslble bandbook for anY1lne wantingtG broadenthelrrepertoireofinsult,invecliveand aspersion. Why settle for simple sideswipes and pedestrian puldowns when you can plummattG the very nadir of nasliness at tile flick of a page?

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The Big Book of BEING RUDE

The Big Book of BEING RUDE

W;thall Introduct;on by JONATHON GREEN and cartoons by Dan Pearce

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Contents

Introduction

Stupid, Irritating and Contemptible

Horribly Fat and Painfully Thin

Grossly Self-indulgent

147

Sexually Depraved

TooYoung,Too Old ...

and Too Close to Home 211

Socially Unacceptable

Professionally Incompetent

and Criminally Darigerous 255

Nationally Disgraceful

Spirituallylmpoveri5hed

365

Introduction

Thcrc"''',OnlhcOlhcrhand,ncarlyonctflOu,andWl"l11.Ii;".'Jaol' (an<lallotiler6S0_plu,[or'Olupitl').Thcllll'Ophi"i<alcd,lhcrllral ,hcgau<;hc"he<iccci,ful,(hchoa"fu!',he,elr-regardit\g"hc"l:1\,

'he t;\\ (<lnd occasionally tbc knn),the ,all and ,hon, 'hcdiny, ,he Cf:l'.Y. 'hcimpo!Cnt alldthCsc~·oblcss<:d, 'he ~ancrcl'a1\dlhcllag, and of course the glutlon,md ,he dl'unkan:l all gct due dcsc"" And th= 'gencral \crm", lhc""~,,c .. 'ho,~ndor 'he in,uh,markc"olTer tl\l1:" hundTod entries of thci,· own. All ,h<:,eand more ,,;11 he foun d

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Abbreviations

'\llglo-Ind Angl,,·lnriinn

drca(around) Cal!ada,Canadian

e.pecially

r.g: Ilguralivc,liguta1jvely

fl. flon';I(flou,-ishcdj

Ctcnada,Gl'cnadiall

Guyn

ju\'eniic

Ling-Fr. Lingua Frallca

mi'pronullcialion

original, origin~lI:

SOlllhAfrica,SouthAlricJ"

S,""dardEllgli,h

Trinidad. Trinidadian

UniledKingdorn

Second Wodd War

I2-THF.BI{; ROOK Of SEI:'<G RL'Df.

Languages

Ill~.Hamiticlallg"ag"eorthc H"u\al'coplcof\\· '\lncaandccnlralS"dan

;:~e.~~~,anm language of ,he Ka,wri ]l\."Oplc atlltahan-/'roven,aljargonde\"elop"ditlC."'trn ~Jcdi"rmllcallpOl"lS

Old Engli'h 01<1 Norse

a Dar<iicianguag.:'pokcnby,hcG),p,i"' abcggars' and 'inkcrs'jargon composcd of Gadicand lri,h formation.

Wcmba

Z"ln

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STUPID, IRRITATING AND CONTEMPTIBLE

GENERAL EXPRESSIONS OF LOATHING

18-Tnf. 1110 ~OO" OF ~EI:<O Kt'llF.

""""""""""" .. " .. """ .. " .. ., ., Sons of bitches

""""""""" .. ,,""""""""""" Scumbags and spunkgullets

................................ " ...........

lO-Tlt"~I<: ROOK OF BH"C Rli"f.

COCkSlIcksandscumfucks cockmu~ch [199o.J

cocksuck [1960,+1 (otigo \..is)

cock.uck~r [l9Hh+] (orig: \..is) cUrl,_lapperI1920,+]

cUrlt-lk~er [1940s+] (otig; \..is) duck·fucker [l9iO,~] (LiS) feathe,...plucker [l940'+1 (rhy.,l. 'fnckcr·) fuckI.1920'+j

fuckbag[1970s+J

fuckdu,t[20C]

fucker[19C+1

fuckstick[1950,+j

muff-diver [1940,+J (LiS)

pig.fucker [1930,+] (LiS) ratfuck[1920s+J(LiS)

rae shagger (1980,+]

scumfuck[l99o,]

.hg·~ ... ty[20C]

Semir>alandfaecalstains

,.. ,.. ,.. ,..,.. ..

Basticles and cl.mtocks: portmanteau insults

""" .. """"""""""" .... ,,"",, ..

CUNTS, KNOBS AND SCROTES

-'TUrm.lkKJTATI"o.,xncoXTE_'II'TlK!.f._13

~YnC l",id-19C+.i cuntpr;clt!1990.+} ~Yntyball'l1990<+1 CuntyMcCu~'I;p. [199o<J d;ckhead[I96Os+J

fan~y rat 11990<1 fuclthole[1980s+]

'" '" "'''' "'''' "'''' "'''' '" "'''' '" '" "'''' "''''''' '"

A<:ronymkinsults

U_Tllf.RI<jROOh:OFBEI:<Gl<lj[)f.

'" "''''''' '" "" "'''' "''' '" "'" "''' "''' "''' '" Apairofsmegheads

MOTHERFUCKERS

mama·hund'ler 120Cj mama.jabberI20C]

mammy.dodger i'1920,-30'J (USlIIack) mammy·jammer 120q mammy·rammer pOC] mammy.tapperI20C]

Mary france. [20C]

Maryland farmer [20q

MisterFran~lin POC]

mo dicker [1960s+] (US) mofo/mo.fo[20q

mcfu~k [Zoq

molly-dodger [1920$1 (US)

mother [20C]

moth~r-flickerI20Cl motner.flunker[20C]

mother-fouler [Zoq

motheriuc~er [1910'+J

mcth" ... grabberIZOq mother-hubba/mothe,...hubbard!.20C]

WANKERS

bag 0' wank [l990sj butt-<:huckler(l990s1{lil.'bollOffilosscr') catwanker[1990s]

fist·fucker [1970.] (US)

fu~kwank [1990,]

hand job [1980'+1 (US) jack.off[l930s+]

jerk (1930s+] (orig. US) jerkwad (1990,] (liS) knob io~key (1990,] knob.,hiner[1990,]

........ "" .... """""""""" .... " ..

Wankersinrhymingslang

meatbeatee[1990'1 monkey,pank[1990>j ulami.!appee[I990,] spankhead[1990,] .itwank[1990,]

ARSEHOLES AND BUTTBREATHS a ... ehole[19C+]

bum Imid-19C+] (US) bumhole[mid-19C+]

buttb,..,atn [19Bo.+1 (US)

crap·as< [19iOs+] (US) hoe,e'sass/horse',arsejmid-19C+]

north end ofasouthbound hoe,e/mule \1960,+] {US; i,e.

18 -THF- ~I" ,,001< 01' ]11,]);(; ~\:"E

BAGS OF SHIT

RUDE REJOINDERS AND POTENT PARTING·SHOTS

b.ag y<lur face! [1980s+] (i_c_bagilupandlhrowila"'ay) bo.h.fungoo/fungco (1950s+] (US; hali.n,-'!/fancul.,gu fi'ck )Ollrsclf in]he as,)

!lite mya .. !/bitemyat..,~ [19.;0.+) (or;g, US) bi.ethi,I[l9ll0s+]{US)

blow it out your a .. ! (1940'+:1 (or;g, USm;lit.) chuckycuFarley! [20C](i.e.'fuck)'Ilu,Charley!,) chlipame [\960,+1 {US; Sp.1nish. 'suck me') <kopdead!(1930,+){orig.J.;S)

eat me! (1980,+] (US)

,oa,tyourbioomingeyebrow,llln[c I<)C-1910'J upya! [J94Qs+) ~·\us_)

upy"~fortherent! rI930s+] (AlIs.) up),<>urar>@!/a .. Ybutt![1930:1-+)

""" .. """""" .. "" .. " .... " .. " .. "

TheVaUey Girl bites back: teen and campus insults

ca,"pus) " .......... " .. " .. " ...... """ .. ,,",, ..

STl;PUJ-'RR'T.n'1<O,\:<,,{:osn:)II·TIIU.E_ll

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A short chronology of fruity

historical rejoinders ki •• I> ... "k my " .... ,,!/ass! (mid·I6C~l po~take you! (late \6C~1 .urdinyou,teeth!(IJCj

kiS5 my parliament! [late 17Cj youareamouthandyouwilldiealiplrlalc 17C-mid·19Cj

.hitinyourreeth!!18C-mid.19Cj

go to hell ano;l help your mother make bitch pie [mid·1SC-lntc 19CJ

go to hell [mid·1SC+]

you are a thief and a murderer and you hav" kiliedabal>oonandstolehi.face(latCl8Cj fu<kyou,Charleyl[ISCI .awyouTtirnb"rl[mid.19Cj

take a carrot! [mid·19C] (u",d 10 ,,"omcn, i,,,pl\i,,gp(,,cm;alsc~uala('iv;rY"'i'ha carrot)

8etfucked! Inlicl·19C~J gotohellandpumpthunder[lm<:19C] bugge' you! [lale 19C+]

upyou![lalC 19C+] upyourjacksie'!upyourjack!pal<: 19C+'[

.. " .. " .. " .. """ ........ """ .. ,, .. "" .. ""

11-THK"'OltOOI'OF BE,:-;GRvtlt:

go (and) fuck yo ...... elf [mid·j9C+] go and pi .. up"shutter[1910,~)

g~;,~;o~~::) TUn "gainot the wind [2OC)

g~and.akeaTUnninglcrawling/c ..... ping lum~{a.you ... elf) [191O'~J

go bo,1 your hud [1930,] gocrawlupahole [19+0,+] (Au,,)

gofrig you"elf ['I930,-.'iO,]

go fuck a duck [20Cj go~uckyourmother [1930,+J

go Jump in a lako;, [1910s+]

g~~;; ~:~~::~:~r~) (orig US; cuphemi,'"

go milk a duck [WC](US)

go pi •• up a rnpe [WC] [Ol;g_ US)

go ,hit in your hatlcrap in yourhatl.pit in yourhn[19W'~J(US)

gotohell [mid·18C+]

FOOLS AND IDIOTS

STliPID_IRRITATI"G"XU(:O"TE.\IPTIHI.f._15

""""""""""""""""""""""

A rollcalL of 'named' idiots

rightcharlie/propercharlie[l960,+] nickDkk[1980s]

Willie Lunchmeat/Willie Lump·lump 120Cj (lJSUnd.)

.......... "" .. " .. " .. "" .. " .. "" .. ,, ..

lei-TilE ~lG aOOK of BE1"G RUnf.

lS-THF BIG HOOK of BF'~G Ko.;nE

STo.;"Hl.IRRIT,ITIXGM<I)COl'TE.\iPrIHI.I:_l<'

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.pa%_wit[1980,+]

.tiffy [1950s--60.j Qi,."corpsc') s.upo \l92(ls] {.'''''glo-lrishj tard [l970s+] (US;rcfdni)

tateyfarrn~c [1990,] Oil. ·po,awfarmcr') thickie[!970s+]

thicko{,l970s+]

twit [1920s+]

twizzit(20C]

yashal1950s--60s)(campgay;R""ian,'pca,am') z;palidhiPpemeadhiPperlid(197o.+1{i.e_thcirhcadha,httn unzippro and the bro.in rcm"''Cd)

DWEEBS AND CHEESEDONGS: IDIOTS ON CAMPUS

Dumbbutts

dumb [1920s+J (orig. US} dumb·""./dumb_arse [1950s+J (otigo liS)

,ub-human [1980,+j (USC3111p"') wad [1980s+] (US campus) whack/wack[I!mOs+] (liScampu.)

whiz pop (1970s] (USca"'l>u,; Ii .. 'dudl;,'Cwork')

IDIOTS IN RHYMING SLANG

ChaciieSmirke(l970.+]

lump and bump [laIc 19C-1930s[

Beecham's pill [1950.+] (Au,.) jack and jill [20C] ( .. \u~.)

Joe Soap [l930,+j

l

enand'poon[l910s+]~'\u .. )

AHY .. 'N4WIYH COoN maninthemoon[20C]

BHY"'N~ W'TH .. UF. beery buff [20C]

~HY"'NG w'TH "U~~'H' HarcyHuggins[20q

RKY"'N~ W'TH PCOHKE" WiUyWo~ka[1970s+J

RKY"'NGw'TKP",eK Hampton (Wick) [lale 19C+1 ki ••. me·quick[20Cj

RHYM'HGw'YHWANK."

J.Ac.hur rI9-W'+1 (i_c_] An!/urRank(erl]

............................................

Animal brains

beetl.-brainJl7CJ

beed .... headjl6C_lmc 18C 19-10.-50.] bi,dbrain[19.1(),+)

bughead [mid·19C+] mcu$ebrain[1970_,+J(US) mutthead[I9-W,] (USj

nit_head [1990,+]

............................................

STL:P!ll.IRRJmTlw:,\~'IlCO-"T"-)II'TI"I.f._45

jughead [laIc 19C+] (US) knobhud/knobknot [192Qs+] (orig. US) knuckl~head [1930s+] (orig. US) lamebrain [1910s+J(orig. US) lamehead [1970,1 (USj

lardhead [1930'+J (US) linthead/lintbrain 11950s+I(US) loggerhead [late liC+j

lop/lophead j20C] (USUnd.) lughead[19;;O,+J{US)

mallethead [19j0s+] (US) muddle-head [19C]

,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,."!I!I"

Fruit-and vegetable-heads

....................................... "' ..

4&-THF BIG HOOK 0, I<I':'~G RUI>r.

mud-head llalc 13C-1950.j

mullethead 1,"id-19C+] (US)

mummrhead [J990sJ {US BlackS""g) mu,h-head[la,c 19C+J(orig: US)

nailhead [i930,--40'1 {US} n;bhead)mid-19C-1920sj noddyheadjJ\lid_19C_1900,j noodleheadinoodlebrain [191()~+j (US) r nubbon_head [1930>+] (US Black) numbhead[mid-19C-I950-,){US) nuthead[WC](orig_US)

pe .. lehead[19C]

pinheadf!940,+]

plump_pate [19CJ po;ntad-head!pointy_head!pointhead 11~(iO,+] (US) poophnd [19/(l.I+] (US '''"llP''')

p'iokheadl20Cj

pmpellerhead[]990>j

P"''Y-h''adjJ910s+]{US)

rnckhud[:20Cj(LS)

,ubbl"head [2OC]

.ap-head[cmlyISC_lal" 19C[

$cckhead[ln'cISCj

$cphead rl~CJ

'packahead [19~O·'1

'quar~brain 120Cj

stupe-head [1950s+] (USj

'hickhead [2OC]

timbe ... head[mid_b,c l/C]

STUP'D_'RR'TSI"II.;(;",,;nCO'<Tf.)'I'T,nl.t:_47

Meat_and fish_brains

,eelhead [19io<+j (UScampu,) wea,he,head(19C] we'brain[19iOs+]

weed~ead [l990sJ

AND MINERAL

bu«plui [1990sJ(orig. uS; a type of sex aid insentd inlO ,heallu,)

STl';Pln.IRR!TAT!XG.'XDCOXTHIPTI51.t:_49

THE IDIOT:A HISTORICAL OVERVIEW

~wo 'OOBI"'~H. M,DDHAG.' looby[HC-latcI9Cj lubbec[HC-I9C]

bel_.hangle[l",c 16C-eark I/CJ Oi\_'hc!l-janglcr', i.e. a [001 will\cap""dbcll'l

buffle ["16C] (Frcncl\,'huff"lo') clumperton!.m;d.16C-cady 18C]

o ... okool_la,c 16C+]

dodd~poll/dodipol!doddipool Llaw 15C-mi(i-liC! (Iii 'dOling:-ilc<ld')

iloo.6.cap!l6C-mid-18C; 19Cj(lit.goo;c.l\el1d') hobby hor<e ll~ .. 16C-<arly liC]

hcddy.dodd~ [l6C-I8C; US 1'JC-2OC] (d;al. '$,,0;1') hoddypeak[16q~;'_'snail-hcad1 jobbard]I6C](hcnchjoinmf,s;lly) )obberkn"""l/j(}bbern_l/jabb~c1<nowI/Jabberncwl(lalc rec-e« 19C] Oil. 'sill~'hcad')

lobcoc1<116c]Oi,_'naccidpcnis') nedfoclpme 16C-cark 1/G] ~innyhammer [laIC 16C-1910ij nit [In,,, 15C+1

noddy i""rly lGC-hlc 19C](so111concwllo 1'>lIl',lIci"hcati [Qol;$l1ly)

simpler pmc 16C---<:arly l/CJ (UK Und.) ,opnatc 16C+I(rn;lksoP,awcakl;ngl

l

COOY,A .. D'AP."UU"T".,8Y"C."YURT addle·cov@[18C-mid·19Cj butte'edbunl~arlyI8q nk@/calu')'[L1IcI8C-la,ol9C-1

(odfo.h [la,c 18C-mid·19Cj{US)

Three academic faiJures

D"blinUnive..,itygraduate[I%Os+](i.o

rn",h~"'mic' at Camhridge Un;vcrsiIV) ............................................

IDIOTS OF THE WORLD

U_THf.R'G ROO" Of REI"C Rl"IlE

j,W .. H

80-90 [20q (from 'he ""me,.ic \"aluc, ascribed '0 'ho Hd>rew lelle,..pay""'ll~ad;k""hith con,tilUte a euphemism for "p",~) klutt (1950s+J (orig. US; German kIot~, a lump of woodJ pun/pott/pu.zo [1930,+] (Viddi'h,'peni"J

,~hlemaz.l/><hlem ... el/<hlemozzle [late J9C+] {Yiddish

Sillyas ..

.... p9-fO,+](lil,·"'':IC')

.peng (1990'] (w.UUK Bl"cktceu) <tupidie[Wq

cans,honofaca,eofhecr')

fewbci~k5.hortofaload [1960.>+] f"w.n.g<.hortofaba.bi~(1980s+1(Au,.;liL 'few.a",aW'" -,honofaharbocuc')

f,.e annas.hortofth rupee (19C+l

gatesa.~ down,th" lig~t."r~nas~ing.butthe train isn't coming (1990,+]

have a few of one's page. stuck togetne. poq

have a tile Ico'e (mid-19Cj

have only fifty c..,.ds in on .. ·.dec~ (1920s-lo.) liftdoe.n't,~a<~ the top floo. [1990,] liihuonbutthe.e~nobodyhome!19io.+)

no mo..., than njnep~nce in the shHiing [b<c 19C+] not all there [mid-19C+]

not ha.lng both oa .. in the water [20C)

nO' playing witn a full deck ll960,+! (orig-. US) not.he full cup of tea [1970,+j

oottllefull dOIl.c[19iO,+] (Au$.)

rlo< the full '1uid [19-lOs+] (AlUJN.Z.)

oM bd<k.hot"tofaload[20Cj onenndwich.hortofthe pi<ni< [1960H]

one .au.age 'hot"tofa b.b.~. [1990s) (US Ice,,) only 80 pence in the PQund [20q

or\ly one and ninepence;n thefiorin r1910-10s.l outto lunch [l9,',O,+J playwitn44ca.ds;nthed@~k 11960'+1 tenpence to the shilling {m;d-19C+]

the,e's a ka~garoo loose in 'he top paddock [1990.] ('\Us.) thn>eb'kk><hyofaload[20C] (US) twopence.hol"tofabob!20Cj two.andwiches,hortofapicnkI1980,+]

twowafe .. ,hortor'acommunion 1106°'+1

wheel i. turning, but the ham"er is dead fI990,+]

GULLS A~D DUPES (MAINLY fiNANCIAL) aleclale<k[191ili+) (Au:;.) ansel!19C\(USUnd.;allinnoccnl) bait[,nid-la,e19Cj(US)

bird [16Cj (lind.)

.. ,. .. ,. .. ,. ,." ..

Mugs in rhyming slang

.................................. " ........

"1-T"~ HI(: ROOK OF Rf.l:<C RI.iUF.

.. " .. " .. "" " "

Wet geese: naive newcomers b~';'~~:k~oppe~/<li<l<lYbOpper [1980.+ J choirboy [197ili+1 (US)

codlins [carl)' 17G-mid-13C]

c~;,~~:.~}:)950'+I(USBlaCk;al1'i\"

foo·foo [mid·19C+l 0VI.; i.e. 'rool-rool') Johnny.come.lateIYlmjd·l~C+1 JohnnyRawI19C].(c,I'.!\"'.)

nature boy [194ili+] (lJS)

n~ve ... ,ee·<ome-see [20q 01'.1.) cldscldier[mid-19C+] .horthorn ~a,c 19C-194ilil (US) wet foot [1960s+J W<!.goo.e[20C]

""""""" .... """"" ...... ,,""""

DTGc .. en\rnid-19C)(US) gceen\mid-lale19Cj

green iIfIple il960s-70s\ (USI gceenbean [!9';O'+] (US) greenbelly[1950,](US) gceenhorn\lalCliC+]

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,"""" " Mad people in ~hymingslang

...... .,. ".,. .. " " ..

66-Tl'r. B!G BOOK of S,-'''G Ko.;!lf.

n~t [2OC] {orig; US) n,,'b<o~/n,,'basketfn"tbuckH[l910s+1{USJ nutbucgec [1980,+) (US) nutcake[l960.+]{US)

nutcaseI19·1Os+]

nut roll [1940.+] (US Black) nu,"" 11960,+1 (orig US) nuttecI1950,+]

6a-TH£RlG"OOKOf Bl'.E'CR1.'Of.

GLOOMY AND BAD-TEMPERED SHORT.TEMPERED PEOPLE

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""""""""".""" .. " .... " ........ "

Grumpy women

g,urnpY' [1980,+] (US) lI,umpy.d,awers/gloomy.drawe" lI980,+1 (usu.jnv) lemon [onid·19Cj

nadll"'lh,e19C+](Ulsicr)

patch [19C+]

.o .... ·head[mid.I9C+](liS) ,u,ly.boots!l",c17C+]

.ho,nyw;,e[20C] (Anglo·lrisil; .c.,hcy",e'prickly")

70 _THf. ~IG ~OO" Of BE1:<G Rl:Df.

GROUSER AND GRUMBLE-GUTS

,." .... ,. ... ,. .. ,. .. ,. .... ,. ...... " ........

Drama queens and stress merchants

.................................. "iiii " ..

11-THF. ~IO ~oo" or BEl",,!; RUD'.

pain in the aFSe/as, P960s+1 paininthebutt/ba~kside/bum rI960,+1

:~~:,:[;~~~~,~L~~:::au, irritating perro", li'- ,,,,,,,is,)

voi.[l990sJ(UStecn)

NAGGING WOMEN

::~e bbU:g;:~~~_~~:t~1er/rattle_brain/rattle-<aPI rattle-

head/rattle_pate/rattle-.kull[19C+] ,un mouth j20C} (W.ljG,cn.) sa~kmouthI1980s+1{USlllack) shit.stim>,lla\c 19C+)

76_rElEH,GIIOllK Of'II'.'''G RUDI'.

.tewerl1900,~1{)"1{USlllack) .ti.rer[19iOs+]

sto.efr<m. p .... acher [20C] (US mad; a gossil' WhOPT(lJ(MJ '0 'ho,", ,,·ho idlca,,·ay 'hei'days o,n,idc a small_IO,,"ll

CHATTER.BOXES aUigator [19iOs] (US) bag of wind [19C+]

barber [1920,+] (US; a 'cdiou,ly ,alkati'"Cperson. e,p. in

"" ...... " ...... "" .... """ ...... " ....

Male gossips

............................................

man with a pape< "".{hoie) [1950s+1{USBIack)

............................................

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Taciturn people

ARROGANT, HAUGHTY AND OVERBEARING PEOPLE

eo --r~f_ RIG RO()~ or "F.'~G ~lmE

6j;6j;6j;6j;6j;6j; .... 6j;6j; .. 6j; ........ "'6j;6j; .... 6j; STt;P1D.T~Rrr.nl);GA);DCO;<Tnl'·Ti"J,f._81

BRAGGARTS AND BULLSHITTERS allira.ormDuth[l960,+)(liS)

balDney bendec [1920,+] (orig.USj bangs.ecrm1d·16C-la,c13q

.,,. .... ,.,.,.,.,. .. ,.,. .... ,. .. .,,.,.,..,,.

A box of big banana.

bellswa&ger/belowagg<>r [!aI<, 16C--<:~rly IOC) ~il. ·bclly·,,"""ggcr·) bigmouth[193Qs+) bilgearti.t[l920s+]{.>'us.) blowbag(I920,+] ( .... Wi.) blower[l9C] blowfly [20C] (US) blowhard [early 19C-192(131 bc.her[l910,...30,] b,ag[b,eliG-la\c18q

81-TtIF.BI(; ROOl< OFRF.'''G KUllf.

84-TIlf. BIG ~OO" 0'· BEl"G aune

SMART ALECKS 'leck[l900s-3o.)(or;glJS} b';gh,boy [1920.--30..) (orig. IJS) c,a<kwl,,, [1940s-50s! (US Blackj

gO'Pel-,ha,p/ .• hoote,l.slingerl.whanger/19C+) (USj know·all [l;!lC 19C+)

know-i._.Il[IDC+)

know·it of know_all park [1910s+j mug aleck fI9:1O,+) (Au,.)

smar, alec/'ma., aleCk/wis .. aleck [mid.19C+] (oris; US) <m.,,·arse/.mart.as,/<martarse/smanas, 11930.+] (olil? Au,.) .m"'guy/I",c 19C+J(orig.US) ,martieponts/,marty.draw"",/sma"ipants [1940s+1 (ong. US) 'maro:y (mid·J9C+) (ori!} US)

,ma"y-bOOU(I!Ho,+]{orig US)

wi'eguy(lmc J9C+] (US)

. .,'" """ .. """ " " ..

Cleverdicks

UNTRUSTWORTHY PEOPLE

............................................

Bad 'uns and w~ong'uns bad crowd Date l~c-)900'1(lJSl

HYPOCRITES

INSINCERE PEOPLE

STurm. IRRITATI'\"(] A"PCO"TE_\lPTIUI.E_87

. ." " ..

,owncrier/20Cj(l'by_,1.)

:::~::n[;~7(~:; ~~~~~~,[I'~~:~e~~J

FLATTERERS

~~~ ~ " ..

ARSELICKERS

~·Ijck~~ 1'199{J'J (US; =-lid:nj orselick/a .. lick[19.30'+1(orig.lJS) ane.l;cke .. /;u •. lickerfl930s+J

... ·ki"e .. CWC] (US)

""'·.uck~ .. [19~(l,,+J (US)

.....

............................................ go_nIT.~!G ROO'; uf 1\f.':<" RutH .

.~clt_hole [1950'+J (A",.IC",,_) ,uc~-<>ff [1920>+} (US) ,uck."p[mid-I9C+]

toche./toku,.lidrer!t.I. [2OC] (urig. US; Yiddi,h l/ldus, 'he

bUllocks]

............................................ STt;pm.IRRIHT!:<C.\:<OCOXTE'fPl"IH!.f._n

-_ ............. _--

FAILURES, LOSERS AND NOBODIES

9(;-TtlF. RIG BOOI< OF 8EI~G R!.;n~

,oft ha'portn/daft na'portn [10Cj ,ofty/.oftie[",id,19C+1 ,ook/,oo~Y/soOkie/'OOky[193o.+1(AusJN_Z.) ,op·can[195O$+)

,~,,;b[2()q(A".,)

three pennortn of God help u, [20C] (Aus.) weed [mid·19C+J

wet'mac~ 11920,+] (US)

,Rabbits, chickens and other frightened animals

.. """ .. "'''" .. " ,, ..

STI'I'IJ).IRRITATlXG .~~D<:O~TF .. 'IPT1RI.£-9Y

beatacarp~tlbLe 19C+]

jellyfish blow the fl"<>th Offaglas, of beer [198Cb] (Au,.) find a grond piano in a one·roomed how'e 120Cj get pussy in a cathou,e fl9iOs] (US Hlock) I<nOCkthedag,offaSkk~aMry[l9kO'Jr .. \u,.) knock the .kin offad~e,pudding 11980'J (,\u,.) fight a baror.hit 120C] (A"s .. j

frght their way Outota paper bag [2OC) (orig. Au,.) knock/pull a.kk molloffapis,pot/l95Us+) (:\us..>

organ;ze a fuck in a brothel {I930s+J organize/"map;'",uPinab"'W~'"Y/l930s+) pkka$eat at the pi~'ure, [WCJ PUllthe,ailoutofap@eweeI1980s+Ji,\",.)

.ell the ';me if ,he town .. haU dock fell On them 120q train a choko vjn" over a COuntrydunny [20C] (A",.)

""" ........ "" .......... """" ........

Timid people

................................................... 9B-"ffIf. BIG ROO"OFRf-!~·G RuDf.

" .. " ...... """ ...... " ........ """""

COwards ill rhyming slang

Char!.y Howard I 1930s) ('CO\'·dlrl1

Ha Tweed p9jlh] 0'"C<:d')

.... " "

THEY COULDN'T .

j

SWOTS AND EGGHEADS

............................................

Misfitsoncampl.!s

'''' ..

STUPID. '"~'T,\T'''(' ",," C()""lC.\JPTl!n.,

-

HORRIBLY FAT AND PAINFULLY THIN

FAT PEOPLE

nop[20C)

flcppy [20C) (US)

heavyweight [1970'J (US) ncrse heavy [1940s] (US Black) lard.bucket[QOCj

lardc [1980s+] (US)

load [19405+] (US) meltingmcments [19CJ (tWO rat people having'''''') Michelin (tyre) [19;,Qs+] (\V.I.) porker [la(c 19C+]

l

""""""""""""""""""""""

Large.helliedpeople

"".·belly1l970s+] (US) blubber-belly [19CJ

bag of guts ~a(c 19C+J (US) blubber-gut/bIubber-guts 119'lOs+1 (US) buddha belly [1970~+J (US)

dcubleguts [cady19C+j doughbelly[1940.+] (US)

greasy guts [1940sJ (US)

gundigutspa(c lIC-early 19C) gutbucket {l930s+] (US)

gut<!lmc 17C+1

guts and garbage llal~ I R(;-mid· I 9Cj gutso[I9S0s+]

guttie/gutty fJ9CJ (Iri.,b) jellyb@lIyllalcI9C+]

kettlebellypa(c 19C-1920sJ(US) pudding.beUy!latel8C--1900sJ

t~b of guts [20C)

........ " .. "" .. ,,"' .... ,,""""""""

""""""""""""" .. "",, .. ,,"""

Nine boozy bellies

FAT MEN

Baron Geor&e]lalc 19C] {G.mgtParkes, a pordy ,hcalrical landlord}

bartholomew (boar) pig L1GC-17C] bladder of lard [mid-19C+] bu,.·belt [1960s+1 (\I':l.)

coppe .... belly Qal~ 19C+J

Fat Jack of the bone·house [mid-19C-1900,.1 fatyrnu,lfattymu,[mid-blcI9q}

flanderkin Llalc IrC-carly 19Cj fnrty_guts[mid_19C)

gutsy pale 19C+1

JackWeight~alC 18C-19CJ

Mr DoubleTrip"5 palc 18C-e.~r!y 19C] puffguullalc 18C-190Osj

IOS-THt;»I(; BOOKOYHI"G RIWO:

FAT W.OMEN

murch[I99OsJ

pig]20q piUer/pigmouth[ZOCJ(USBlack) poultice [lere 19Cj

Queenie [lalc 19C](US) ,huttleb"u]19iO,+] (USc'LlHp"'l .owj1alC I RC+1

""" .... " .. """""""",, ........ ,,"

Builders' bottoms builder'. bum [\980.+j plumber'sbum[l980s] working·man·, 'mile [1980s+1 (US)

...... """"""" ...... ,,"""",, .. ,,"

SPECIALITY FATTIES

Bahama Mama j1980,+] (US Black; a rat,unauracti",,-Blatk

""""""""",.""",."",.,.,.",."

Large_buttocked people barrel-ass [19'fO'J(US)

blubberas. [19S0il (US)

blubbe .... butt [1950.+) (orig, US) brawny_buttock [early ISC]

broad_gauge lady [late Ige] (a wom~tl w;,h ,,,,(lchip')

b~bbleb~rt [1980s+1

fat_a.seJfat-as, [1930s+] fattYb~m_bumjl950'+I(\V_1.) lard(_as.)/lard_arse 11930s+] (US) w;deload L1990,] (Uf;cmnplLS)

""""" .. ,,"""""""""""" .. ""

IIO-THf.llI(; ~OOl< Of BE1!<(; RUDf.

THIN PEOPLE

back-and-befly[19SOs]{W.1.) ~e:aC:·;a~,e~2dO~~~;)mop.tick [hac ISC-earl" 19C) ha;rp;n['1910s]

hat tack [2OC] (Au,./US)

tzz: {10a:::~J 1;:t:~~~~:~;~:~h"UlderCd person)

matchstick fI9.~O"+,1 ,1930,+]

M;,. Xylophon~ lI950~-60,] (cnmp gav)

~:~7::".;.,:':,~) [latc 19C-J910s] {~' thin person lI"ill! abrupt

raany/ranny [20C] (U1.tcr; Irish rOllol,thin)

ra.htrofwind [mid-19C-19Ws}

'~.hlight ~a1c 19CJ(li,. 'glimmcr')

.calyblok~ [1930.) (N.Z.; alhinman)

.carc,,·o-fae[1950,) (W.l.)

'kin.a_g~t' [1910,-20'J

,kin_and_grief ~ate 19C]

.kinned rabb;t~a,e 19C-1910s}

Skinny Lizzie (20C) {a ,],in ,,"<lman) .pider-catcher[latcI7C....,arly18C)(athinman) ,traightupsixo'c!cckgiri (1940$) (US Black; a Ihin w(lman) twig [1980$+] (US campus)

wangle Oal. 19C-1910,j (Iri!h; alhin man; dial. wa"g!i"g,sick.lj.; weak,ddicate)

Skin and bene

anatomy pee 19G-1900$]

atomy[la!e 16C-rnid-19C]

bag of bone. [early 19C+j

bald.rib{cariyI7C] barebone.~mc 16C-early 19CJ bare.bri.ket[19C-1900s] bone[I.!cI9C} bone·in·,,·valley {l950,+] (W.I.) bcneya>"d[l9CJ

na,omy/natte .. my[19CJ .naky-bony[1950$]{WI.)

EightsmaU breasts and two titless wonders

""""""" .. " .. """""""" .. """

SHORT PEOPLE dibbidibbi[1930'+]0V.I.IUK BI"ck!cen)

dink [J920,+] dUCkbut1:(1930'+](USj du<tybutt [l900.-40s] (US Black) forty_foot [mid.19Cj go·by·the·ground Oa.tc 17C-13C] grundy [16C]

half·p;ntOmc 19C+) (US) hoddy·doddy[16C-13C;US 19C-20q

JackSpratOa!c 16G-19CJ kipper [l900$-50s] Icfty[20C]

makew"ightDate 13C-earl)" 19Cj

ha!~pl"'

............................................ " .................... " ................

Tumble-turds: short, fat people bundletailDmc 17G-c,wly 13C] (a,hol'l, fa[

TALL PEOPLE

LONG THIN STREAKS OF PISS: TALL, THIN PEOPLE beanpole [rnid-19C+]

cOrnstalk[earlyI9C](US)

hcp-pcle[rnid_19Cj

lamp-po,tDate 19(:+1

lanky [",id-19(:+]

legs [19C+]

lonely in the wea.he, f1950s] (W_L; i,c_thcirhcad i'abo-'c Ihedouds)

long slab [2()C] (a lall,lb;n wOlllnn) lontthin streak of pi •• [20Cj

UGLY PEOPLE

116-THf.KH'l KOOK OF artxo RliDf.

""""""""""""""""""""""""

Butter-snouts and prun,efaces b)ubbe ... mouth[19-}OsJ(US;apcrson\\'ithhcavy

looking [lcr~"n) ................................................

no oil pain<1ng [\ale 19C+] novandykel20Cj

plug_ugly {tnid-19C+] (orig_US) prom date p980s+] (US camp"s)

h~roi"c/M;Rh;Mt)

118-TI<" l<1G 11001< Of BEI;':G Rll!)~

bucket [1950,-GO,j (US) bucket of ,mashed crab,

[1900.]

bushbitch [IOOOs+] (US) buznrtlpaleI8C+] cagmag[\alcI8C-rnid_19q (dial,'oldgoose')

Dracula [1950s+]

faggot [I 960s+] (US ICcn/

campus)

firkin of foul stuff pmc liC-IIlC]

freezing weather [1930s-40sj (US Black)

genga [1990s] (fcmini2ed "crsi"n of Cmchu Khan) ghoul [19.ws-iOs] (US)

gorilla [l9iOs) (US campus)

hag [1920s-50s] (US campus) hatchet.facellalC 17C-mid-18C] hedgehogl"J9C]

hood rat [1990s] (US Black teen)

lobo [1940s) (US Black; lit. 'g'''ywolf') moo<e[1990'1

pitch [I 970s+] (US campu,;pig + bil<h) roach [19iOI+] (US campus}

scab [1960s+] (US Illack)

scrag [1940s+] (US campus) ,natch[l990sJ(UScampus}

HORK1BL\·H·r.~!<DNI!<fljLLYrHI1"_111>

" .. " ........ " .. " .... " .. " ...... ,", ....

Women as farmyard animals

BOVIN'

cowl1ale lIe+]

ASININ.

mule 119:.0,+]

swamp donkey [199Q'J

rll~ HIG HOO).; OF Bf.l:<G RUDF.

.............. " " ..

Facelikea ..

face like a bagful of'panners [l970s+j face like astripper'sclit (1990sj

face Jike the baclc ofa bu. {1940s+] face like th" .... at end ofa cow[19-tDs+j facl>likethesideofahouserI940s+]

" ...... "" .. """"""",, .. ,,"""""

.... """"""" " ..

Baggers: three examples of extreme ugliness

"""" .. "" ...... """""",, .... ,,""

HORRIRLYFAT"XllP.\I1>·F\iJ.LYTHIi<_11J

""""""""""""""""""" .. ,," Don't get too dose ...

SMEGS AND HOG_GRUBBERS:

DIRTY AND UNKEMPT PEOPLE

dip.nit[early 18C] (a rlirtyrulIian, nil = louse egg) crud [l9~0s+) (orig. liS ",ili,.j uudballlI960s+]{liSj

ceumbo (1930,+] (orig.liSj

""""" .. "" .. " .. " ...... """,,"""

Drabsanddishclouts:dirtywomen

11.4-TlIl'B1G ROO';OFBE,XG Ro;OE

........ """ """ ..

Grubs and snotnoses:dirty children ash.cat[19CJ(US) A,h.catSam[mid-19C-1900sj geub[mid·19C+]

mucky pup [ZOC] (Am.J

.alop 120C] (WI.)

snotnose 1.l940.+J (orig.liS) w .. tno.e 119'lOs+) (o,-ig, US)

0i 0i0i0i ..

djrtball (1970,+1 (USj

diety bundle [1940s+] (WL; an umidy pcrsonj

:;::;-t2~~;~J.I~3~:!~~' ~:::~: ~;: or depressing person)

feight[mid-18C+](aperso"of~,,:squcorunkcmPl

smeg[1980s+1 snottee [20C] (UI,tcr) snotty.no.e(19C+]

something the cat brought in [1920s+]

wacb [193Q,+] (Aul.; "",thle, a 'ype of rnag,,"<.ll)

PHYSICAL IMPER)ECTIONS SOilS, ZITS AND PlUKES

Two fre<::kled faces

bean_faced ~atc 18C-early 19CJ chei.tenedbythebaker[1alc laC-early 19C]

SPOTTY AND POCK-MARKED PEOPLE

""""""""""""""""""""""

Three red fa<::es

beetroot mug ~a,c 19C-1910'1

grogblo •• om [l8C+] (a red fatt cau;ed b" 'hcbu"'lingofblood-v=!;lhroughc~c~s_ 'ivc,lor)g-(~rmdrillk;ng)

tOddyblo •• omf!9C]

" .... """"" .... " .. "" .... " .... ,, ....

"""""""""" .. """"" ...... " .. " Three palefaces

IiORR'RLYF,ITN<np,\!XFlir.LYTH(X_I27

SQUINTS, SQUINTERS AND OTHER OCULAR ODDITIES

banjo.eye. [I!l'2Os---iOsJ (US; a pcrwn with large, widc'ope" ~ .. ,.c,,) bO&'''l'ed(1940s+1(I~wi"g<iredeycs,thercs''l!ortooliule ,Icepm·toomuchakohol)

~~:~::~:~!';~l:~~!,~~~~!i:::;:E~~:;,:::::'::~:~::,)

;w,,,el.ey@[nnd-19C](asquint)

wappe,..eyed[lalc ISO-early 19C](sore·.ycd,squj'lIjng}

""""""" ........ """" .... """" ..

Bags under the eyes

"""""""" .. " ...... " .... """""" Spectacle-wearers

'pecky twat (1990s+] ............................................

One-eyed people

RED NOSES

coppe .... nosed(latc 17C-18C) dang"rlignt/da"ge~'igMJ[20C] fierysnorterlmid_19Cj

LARGE AND MISSHAPEN NOSES

HOkR'"LYM'I','_'i!J F'''JNFl;I.LYTfjL\'~ 13/

BUCK TEETH AND THEIR OWNERS

able to ea' co.n_on_the-cob th.ough a picketfen<e [20q (buck_\oothcd)

LARGE EARS

bako .... [1970S+]{$Arr_;Afrikaans,'owlcars') cabbageleave.rWC](US)

f1ap.p960s+]

jug_handles/jug-Iugs [20C] (sticking-om ears)

""""""""" ...... " ............ "" " ... " " Wearers of orthodontic braces

,,,."''''''' ... ''''''''''''''' .. ''' .. ''' ... '''''''''''' .. '''

Ill-TIIKlnG IIOOKOFBE'''GRLHlf.

........................ " " "

Dick breath: peopJe with halitosis

rotten guts [1910s-20sJ swampb,eath [1980s+] (US) trumpe.e. ~a\c 18C-carly 19C]

.. "'''''''''''''''' .......... ''' .......... ''' .. '''''''''

lendu, Y""rb"",tio 'Qkill/umbo

LESS THAN PERFECT LEGS

134-THElIIC SOO1< OF 1',,11'0 KUIlE

HAIRDOS AND HAIRDON'TS BLONDES: REAL AND FAKE

REDHEADS

brick1:op [19C] (US)

brickyacd blonde [20C] (US) bu'hlkeblonde [19·1(ls+] (Au$,) carrothead!carrot-top [mid·19C-l~30'] carn>ts[la!c 17C+1 coppe",,,ob!copp@"knob[lJ1id-19C+j ccppe,..topf!aleI90-1910il

"''''''''''''''''''"""'''"""''',, ... ,,'',, ... '''''

Ginger puhic hair c.c.c.[199{)s1(<oppcr,olou\"dCOnl) coppec crack {l99Q'J DavyCrockett·shat[l990s1 gingeminge[lggO,] rustybucketl1990<j

.............................................................

Il6-THf. 1110 aoos 0.· ~f.l"'("· RljDE

BUSHY, UNMANAGEABLE AND UNTIDY HAIR

.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,., Longhair

hairhead \1970,+] (US; a lo"g-h~ired !llall, a

WIGS

CHROME DOMES AND TURRET-TOPS: BALD MEN

bacon-bonce[WC]

baldfaced ,tag [mid-19CJ bafdie/baldy[mid_19C+](orig. US) bfadderoflard[mid-latc19Cj

bonehudjl9,'>0'+1 ..

chrome dome [20C] (or'g. US) cue.ball [1940.] (US) CUTly[1910s+\(Au,.) dTy.head \1940,+] (WI.) Outchchee,e 119C] (,.c tllcir head t"e,c!11bk,a

140-THI:UIG "OOKOfHEl:<G RUDe

FACIAL HAIR AND ITS OWNERS

FACIAL HAIR

BEARDS

alfalfa [late 19C-J920s] (US)

chin·.plitter{1900s] (US; a narrm';goalcc bcaTdj

............................................

Beardedweirdies

billy·goat[19CJ

frilled lizard [20C] (Aus.) fungus(-features) [1920'+j cldwhi.kers[la.e 19CJ

MOUSTACHES

SIDEBURNS

.,.,,,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,,,.,,,,..,,.,.,."""" WhiskerandoandVanDyke

HANDICAPPED PEOPLE DEAF AND BLIND PEOPLE

144-Tln: I\lG HOOK OF BEI"G RUDE

hodmandod [h\le 17C-19C] (acr;pplcdordcformcdp~rson, 1;\. '",«il')

ca.pb@cry[1970s+l(rhy.sL'~-ripple)

.ccammy [m;d-b~c 19CI (Aus.; a pcrson ,,·;,h a wi{hered Or dcfc<;\;"" hand Or arm; diaLscmm, "~~he""1)

.tr.twberry (cipple) [J98o.+] (rhv. S:L)

wingy ~"{C 19C+] (Au.JUS; a onc-armcd man)

THE LAMEANDTHE LIMPING flat·wheel POCJ (US) gammyrmid.19C'j

nipatthedinch [20C] (Ulstcr) Hopkins/Mr Hopkin. [lmc 18C-19C]

hopping Giles [late 18C-19CJ (S, Gil", pmro" saint of ~l·ipplcs) hopping Je,u. [mid.19C-1920s]

hoppy [la~c 19C-1900'1 (US)

limpingJ".u.[19C)

tip.an_pa.wn (1950.] (W.I.)

"""""",.".,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,, .. .,.,.,,,

One.leggedpeopfe

IIORR1BLI·fAT.'''{)P.-I{'·WUJ.LI"1-H{X_{4S

GROSSLY SELF-INDULGENT

GLUTTONS

............................................

Propping up the bar

DRINKERS AND DRUNKARDS alko[20Cj

alky[1950_,+]

bloat !lllid.19C-J9Io.] (USj

GROSSlI-SJ:l.F_E'DUI.Gg_T_J411

"""""""""",.,.",."'"""''''",.,,

Four drunk women

faicy l19C] (aclrunken olcl hag) f.o.b.b.[1970s1(US;focki.:d.ul~·hilch) lIaybag l1ge+1 (US; asIO\"Cnly; drunken, r.~lold woman)

...... """ .... """""",, .. ,,"",, ....

(Yiddi<h shil,or, drunk) 'kimi.hedskimmi'hc [20C] (llSIl. uamp; Shell" skim .. , 10 drink)

liO-TIl!". HIe: nom':OFBEl"G "-,"DE

""',.",.",."".""',.,,,,,"',.,.,,,.,,,.,,, Gin-soaksandrumpots:spirit_drinkers brandy·fa<f'llal~ 17C-eariy 19CJ

bcandy •• huntec [Ime J9C-1900sj

::L:,:e [~:~~~~ 19C1 (a "t,isky dnlllkard)

gin-'oak [l930s+] (US)

pegger [late 19C] (a drinker of b,.andyand 'oda)

rum.dum/rum_dumb rm'lOs+j (US)

GROSSLYS£J.f.!"lJl,;!.Gf:XT_UI

............................................

Grape-cats andplonk-dots:

wine-drinkers grape_<at 11940,] (US Btack) plonk.dot[1910s+] (Au,;.) plonka [1960s+] (Au<.) vlntner[lllid-17C] wlnebag!lmc 19C]

wine·dot [1950,+] ('\lll.) winehead fi960,+J(US)

wino 11910s+] (orig. US)

Oi Oio.; " 0.; 0.; 0.; .. Oi .. Oi " ..

'HOUNDS' AND 'HEADS'

TAVERN-DRINKERS OF GOOD OLOE ENGLAND

Beerskins and hop-heads: beer-drinkers

" ..

CR,OSSI,\·SF-LF.lxnUl,t;F-K-l

........................................ .,., Alderman Lushington and friends

.. .,., .. .,., .. ., ........ .,.,.,., .. ., .... ., ..

Aristocrats of the bottle

tj,·unkardj ma,terofthe noveltie. !mid-19C] (a playruldmnkard)

knight of the brush and moon [mid-19Cj $portsman for Jiquor palC 19C-1900s]

(a dcdioateddrinke,·)

tenant in tail [mid-liC] (anaffeClionale drunkard)

"""""""""'''" .... "'',, .. ,,''' .. ,,''

., .,., ., ., ..

Two drurtken 'Scotsmert' qu&enofScotch [l970,] (US g;.ly; nn akoholicgayman) whi'ky-bottle.{lale 19CJ(a Scouish

drunMrd)

"""""" .. " .... ""''''',, .......... ,,'''

sponge ~al~ 16C+J s""Hltub[carly 18C-early 19CJ tk~le_pitcher [late IIC-18C] ""ethand/wet'un ~a\c 19C]

.wipington/swippingtonI20Q(A\\s.)

"" ...... """"""""",, ........ ,,"" Five inadequate drinkers

obSlrcpCl"Q",ly<il"Lmk) two.pot.creamerll~50'+J(AlI'.) middysueamer fl950s+] (A\\s.) pints~reamer[195o.+)(Al\s..) <choonersereamer [l9SOs+j (Au,.)

tid [1920s+j (Au •. ;/iddly)

tiger[20C) (Aus..;i.c. \hcyha\"\:a 'bi(c)

EXTREME DRUNKARDS AND ALCOHOLIC VAGRANTS

SMOKERS

buttr.end [20C] (US)

chimney ~ale 19C] c~ffin-d"dger[1900S1(UScal11p\\s) @squireofthepipe[llC]

Fag_ash UI ~a(e 19C+) (a woman "'hosmokcs hea\ily) f.og-hag [19SOs) (Can.; a WOman who smokes c=i\"c1y) gentleman of the whiffe [17CJ

GROSSI.Y ~".I.r·E\J)ULCE"T - 157

hard_up Lmici-19C+] (a ,m()kcr or cigar o,·cigarel1<i cml<) knight of.he vapour [!1C]

Norma Jean Nkotine (193o.-60s] (cnmpgay) .mok,,·eater [1930,+] (US)

DRUG ADDICTS

"" .. """"" .. " .. " .. """""""""

Needle fiends: intravenous drug-users ioy·popper[!93o.+J(d",~;anoccas;onal i,yCCOMornarrotics) mainlin"'r/ma;nline[19:10'+J(orig_USdru~) needle artist [1920,+j (USdrub"')

needle fiend [1920s+I(USdl'ugs) needlejabber/needlepumperrI92()'+1

(US drugs)

needle man/needleman [1920s-30s[ (dnl~~) pin.jabber{192o.+l(drugs)

popper [1960s] (druSS)

railroader [197Q,+] (d,uSSl

period hitter [l960_,j (dl'llgs;an occa,iOld dn,s: ""',.)

saffe ... /nffron[l990s](aperson"·ho;"-oryimoxica\edbya<hug) seoner[19701+]

student U930.-:i0s1 {drugs; an inc.xperie.nced or nO\itt drug·,aker)

toxk wa.te dump [198(1s+1{UScarnpus)

"""""""""""""""""""""" Downheads:depressantusers

"""""""""""" ............... ,,"""" Speedfreakse stfrnulanc users

~

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HEROIN ADDICTS

CROSSlYSELF_J'inULGI(:<T_I61

OPIUM ADDICTS

COCAINE ADDICTS

CRACK ADDICTS beamer iI980.,+] (d,'uS")

carpMpatrol [198Q,+] (drugs; smoker.; of crackcoca;ne :=,hcn<>orroranrgra;nsor,h<:<lrug,hermarh3VC

c~:~::~:~~)~~ :~:~ ~:c t::~ t: ,~e~'~'::~~:~k~~g~h\~'I:~s,~r"

pipe.headlI980s+](drugs) piper 11990,] (drugs) pipen>/I98Qs+](drugs)

rock ,tar L1980s+] (dr"gs; aWoma" "'nt> ,rad"" "" .• for crack or mo""y 10 buy cmck)

sm<>kehudll98Os+]

thint monst",[1980,+] (drugs) rweaker[1980s+1(drugs;acrackcocaineu,ersearching dospcralclylordrugsaftcrapol;ccr"id)

zombie 11970,+1 (US Black}

MARIJU,ANA USERS

hycam,ab;,)

MrWarn .. rr1960s~70'1(drugs}

m,,,. [19GO$~iOs](drugs;".-~rijuanauser) muggl"head[1920s~10s](USdrugs)

IDLERS AND LAZY PEOPLE asNcratcher [l930,] (US) back.eatdriver[I960s+](rhy .• L'ski,-er'}

baker [mid-Ia,c 19C](US Und.;<he imagc is or a bnktTwaiting for dough 10 rise)

beat [lllid·t9C-1930sJ

blow off (1980sJ (US campus} bludger WHO.} (A,,,.)

charge [20C] (Irisb)

coa.ter[lalC 19C-195(l>+j(Au •. } coffee cooler (19C]

crow-eater!ln\c 19C+J(Au • .Is."r,,) deadasg/dead butt [1950,+j (US) deadbeat [mid-19C+) (o,.ig.US) deadhead (20C]

do·little !19C+] (USj

doodlerl20C]

goldbrick/goldbrkker [mid-19C+j (US) g<><>f_off[19-1(1,+] (USj ha'porthofliveliness[lal .. 19C]

hardbargain!mid_J9C+j heavy·arse!l."c 19C+)

Houdini (20C] (US; Harr,. Howl;,., 'he US =ape al'li"J house.plant[J9JOs+)(US)

jerk·off(1930s+] (US)

"""""""" ,,"":

Loiterers

GROSS,S ~EI.H"J)I;!.GE~T_167

.crew_off 119+0~+J (US) 'hif-rn~n[19.';OsJ{WI.) skiver [l910s+J 'leepe~[197~J(UScal11pu,) slob [mid-19C+] (orig: US) slobb" ..... lobber[1950s](II'I.)

GROSSLY SELf.I'~lJL'!,GI:~.'I' _ 169

SEXUALLY DEPRAVED

HETEROSEXUALS

PHWOOAAR!: WOMEN AS SEX OBJECTS

r ..... hwatectcout [1940s] (US Bl~ck) funbag[ZOq

"" .. " .. " .... """""""""""""" HeterosexuaJs: a speciaJist gay lexicon

Arm candy

~II tits and teeth [';'OC] (a"uperr.c~~1 young ,,"omanll~lhalargc.milcandlargrbroasl') arm candy 11990s] (a prcllygiri wh()SC roic is mcrcly 10 adorn lhc arm of her male

""""""""" ...... """ ... """ ...... ""

White and dark meat

darkrneat[laleI9C](Blackpcoplcsccna$ $C""bjCC1S)

wh;temeat [l930s+] (uS Black/\\~L;a Whil""'Oman;ccna,a,e.xobje"<:l)

"""""""""""" .. ,,""""""""

Bits and pieces bit!1920s--SOsj

bit foe ,he fingec [19CJ

bit!little bit of all right ~ate 19C+j bi,ofbmsh[1950'j bitofceackling[19+0'+]

bit of cuff Qalc 19C-1900,] bitoffiuff[20C]

bit of goods [mid-lgC+J

bit of meat Learly 18C+] bitolmu,lin[mid-lmcI9Cj bitofs.uffQatc 19C+]

bit of tickle (l920,+1 bi,oftit[1920s+]

downy blt Qa(e 19C]

hairy bit [mid-19C+]

piece ofan;e/pieee of ass 11910$+] pieceoflle.h/pieceof.kin[_20C] (\V.l.) piece of magnolia [1960s+] (Can.) piece of meat [20C]

s.ukkie/19iOs+] (SMr.) tail [mi<l-19C+]

tart [mid-19C+] .ot[1990.+J tottie/.orty[lah:: 19C+] whiskee[1910s+) (Ails.)

SIX CENTURIES OF SLAPPERS

UUEHEDIEVALTICKLE_TAIL tickle_taH 11"1~ 15C-iaLc 18C]

ELIZABETHAN BAG~A~. baggage (lfiC+j mutton [cntly 16C.j.)

:::ee; J:i~~·II:g:.t" I iC] (a ewe ,hal is a prolilic b",cd~r) hDbbyhof"Se[la(c 16C--carly liC](i.e.shcis'riddcn')

pug [Ia(c 16c-carly 18G)

'7TH_CENTUflYG086LEPfI'CK. f1ap[c:ltl;~",id·liCJ(lil.'I·agina') gobbleprick[la,c liC-ISC]

pugn .... ty [~~le liC-lSC] .trum[la,c liC-IHCJ(5Irumpe1} 'om rig Iblt liC-IBC] 'ickle.tobyno,c liC-19C]

bag [law 19C+I(US) poke O~IL' 19C+1 .art[lmc I!'IC,,"]

dirty neck [1910s-60s1 (US) notch [1910'+1 (US; li'-'\'agina') nymphI19101+j('!Tl/JpllOlIlaniaC)

nympha [1910'+] (orig. US;,!l'mphomaniac)

D~PRE'''ON_.RA HOT BOXE. thoroughfa .... lI930,](USRlack) ~ippe' 1 1930sJ (US) jump[193(h~10s]{US)

str<!etcleaner (1930s-SOsJ (US Black) wolve,ine[l930.-50_,]

hotbox (193D.1-6Q,j (US) cha'itydame [1930,+] (:,"IS.)

Dirty Gertie and friends

ROCI(''''ROC''(:RUSBERS go"'11950,+]

lo<s,e [1950s+] (S Afr.; li(. 'loose one') punchboard[Z950s+){US""",,pus)

puta IJ951h+) (H;,p. funer.; Spanish,',,-ho'""1 scrubbe,[J950s+j

slack [J950,+(WI.;;.c_,hc;")o(j,c') ,'ag [1950.+] (li(. ·,bckptrsoti) sleepytjmegirII1950s+(USj

SlXT(ESG'NANDfUCI(_.n

., ... ., ... ., ... ., ... .,.,.,.,.,.,.,., ... ., .. ., ... .,

Three highly offensive Australianisms

" .. """""""""'''" .. ,,''' .. ,,''''''''''

SE'<:lh\I.I.ynUIl .. WlW_181

butt .. r [1980i+] (US 1l1ack_,I;L \-ag;na') dickhound[1980,+](USBIock)

Bicycles for riding

Women of easy virtue cinch [H14Os+] (US)

easygamellale 19C+]

easy lay [1930s+]

ea.ymBke [19-fOs+] (US) easymort[111;d-17C-cady13C] ea.yride 1.J930,+] (US) easy.cuff[1980s+] (US) pU5hoverI1920,+]

""""""""""""""""" .. ,,"""

LADIES' MEN: A CHRONOLOGY

mutcon.monger{early 16C-<:arly 18C] frigbeard[l6Cl

lu.ty·guts[16C]

Lusty Lawrence [16C[ holeriholemonger[16C+] r.shmonger['17CJfjish=\'agilla) goatlbli: 17C+]

v'CTOR'''''' QU'H·ST,CK£R. bellybumpe'119C] fleece.mongerI19C]

ladies' tailor [19CJ ling.grappler[l9CJ(ling=\·agina) gulley.raker/gully.raker[19C) quim.sticker[19C] d'l"ter[I9C+] (i.e. he risks 'thcdap')

wolf [mid'19C+] girl.trap[lateI9C] hair.monger[lntc 19CJ

EDWARDIAN 'DuNG~ LIZAIO;DS rump·splitterlsplit.rump [19C-19'OOsJ lizard [l910s+1 lounge lice [1910s+] (Aus.) loungeli%3rd[1910s+]

ROCK 'N'ROlLTOUGH CATS

c;ck,mith [1950.-60.) (US) whor"·ch ..... r [1950s-60.] fliSBb,kj dog [1950s+J(US 81ack)

tough cat [1950s+] (l.iS Black)

":::~:I:~::~I~:~:J (US; a mall ,d1O boasls g,"(>u"dlc"ly of his

!;Cx\1alprowe ss ) cum-'.ukjI960.+]

pants man [1960s+J(AI1S.} mgue [1960s+] (US Black} ,haga.ti.t[l96Os+J

SEX MAD come-f.uk[1950s+] fuckaholic[I980.+]

"""""""""""""""""""""" Speciality ladies' men

",."""""" ............ ,."" ... " ... .,,,.,,,

Sickos

berry [1990sJ kinkfI960.+J .icko/.ick.icksick[1950s+)

.Iab boy [19iO,+] (anecrophiliac)

EFFEMINATES AND PRETTY BOYS

SEXl.'.~I.!.\· Ilt:PR.-\n:n _ J87

"",.,,,,,,.,,,,,,.,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,.,

The 'nancy boy':

a two-part symposium

nandfied[1910,+] nancifully\l910<+] nancy;,m[carly 19C-I920,]

........................................ --

pantywai.t[1930s+J«)rig. US) pee_w;lIy [1920,+] (Can.) pood[1910s+1~c)

p .... tty·boy [2OC]

qU;lt [20C] (I,;,h) ';5Sie!dssie/c;"y/,i,syLlalC 19C+1 .i,sypant, [20C)

,i"y.oft,uckerlsoft,ucker [1930s+1 (US Illack) ,poony/spooney[rnid-19C]

twiddlepooppatc 18C-early 19CJ

BOYS WHO LIKE FLOWERS

stteakofla.ender[1930s]

Guss;e and percy-pants Gussie [190Us-I!I'W'1 (US) Per<:y [20C) (US)

percy_boy [20C] (US) percy_pants [20C)(USj

Ralph [19.lOs-60<) {camp garJ

BOYS WHO LIKE TEA_PARTIES bun.du$ter [1920'1 (US)

cake eater (1910>+) (US) cookie_pusherlcookie_dipper[l930.+](US}

MEN ABOUT THE HOUSE

Macho homosexuals

HOMOSEXUALS badger (1990s) (US) bender [193Q,;+)

bowler from the payilion end [1990sj broken wrist [1960s-70.]

butterfly l1940s] (US Black}

camp ll930sJ (<>rig. US} chemise_lifter [1960s+]

c .... ampuffjl9GO,+)

daisYl1940s+j

faddle [laiC 19C] (IiI. 'fussy pcr~(>n') fag [1920s+1(o,·ig. US}

faggamuffin 11980'+J(BlackaBlac;khomo,exual) fagola !l960s1 (US)

fairy [lalc 19C+1 (O,.ig. liS}

fembo [1980.+) (US campus;fim"ale + Rambo) foop [20Cj (b.1ckslnl1g,'poof1

foxy lady [20C]

f,~ak [20C] (orig. us Black) funny rnan [197();;+\ (USlIIack)

gay boy 11950,+] (US) gayola[l98Os+](US) hen 120C] (\V.l.)

Younger gay men

Older gay men Athenian [1950s-6OsJ(gay) ,.untie[1930s+]{USga\")

boy buster [19W.-50s] (AllS.; a man, csp. a prisoncl;"'ho'pccial;zesinseducing),ollng mell)

undercoVHman!20Cj waffie (1970.+] (USUnd.) weirdie(1960.J

""""""""" .. """""" .. """""

Homosexuals in rhyming slang

ginger (l92Os+J KingLur[20C] shandy[20C]{i.c.c!ullldclier)

"HYHIN~ WITH POOFOR POO"TER cloven noofter r20C] (A",.) horse'.h?ofjl\)50.,+]

iron (hoof) 1 t~3()s+1

jam duff l20Cj

Nellie Ouff/Nelly Ouff [20C] niceenoughl20C] woofter/woollywoofter(1980s+1

RHYHI .. " WITH QU ....

haricot [1960,+] (A",.; i.c.kana)/bean) in.between(2OC1(Aus.)

pork and bean [1960,+] ('\"s.)

song and dance [1910s-30s]

RHYH, .. "W,THCATA.",T£ dyna 1.1960,.1 {i.e. {I""~milc)

hock 120(:J

StokeonT .... nt[t9iOs+]

Ugly older gay men

dirty dowager [19SO,-60s] (an nni<cmpt, ill· presc.',cdoldergayman)

ill piece 119SO'+1 (gay)

MaryWorthless [19-10,+] (liS)

toad [20C] (US gay)

troll 1198°,+1 (US gay)

...... """"""""" ........ ,,"",, ....

ThreecampjockeY5 chockyjockey[1990,]

jack.y jockey [1990s] sausagejockeYI199O<j(liS)

................ " ...... """" .......... ,,

BUM BOYS

anal astronaut 11990,]

3t"Se pirate 1,1990!'1

ass boy 11990il (US)

a •• burglar [19iO'+J back_door commando [l9903] back·door kicker [l990,j battie-boy j20Cj (orig,W_L)

battyman 11950s+J (W.I.;lit.'boHomman'} b.b. !20C] (1)u111·ror)

beachcomber 11990,] (punnilLgoll'log_pu,he,''j booty.bufferl19DOsJ

bo .... tto-man [eMlyI8C](halian,'I;ukbon::,") bottommanlI9,'iO,+j

breechloaderjl91OS!

buftie/buhy!WC]

buhy.boy(20Cj

bufu !i980,+j (ol'ig, US;bl<t!ft,ckcr) buggeranto[cnl'iyI8CJ

bum boy [19C+]

bum chum J'i990,.1

bummer [19iOsJ

bum plumber j.1990~1 bum-robber [l;'IC 19C+j bunnyboy[19~0'+I(SMr.) cackpipe co.monaut [1990s]

chuff adder 11960.J (pla)'ingOI1 'l'uITaddcr, chuff chum [1990s!

~olon choker [1990.1

dinnermasherl_l990,j

dirt-tamper [1970sl

donut.puncher !19\JO,j (US)

eye doctor Ji9.'iOs+]

freckle-puncher I I 960'+J haemorrhoidhitmanj'1990'1 h<ile.filler[1990.,]

hoop stretcher [1990s1

hularaiderl1990,i

indorser[lmc 18C-19Cj

inspector of manhole. [l930s+1

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