WOW ~ Word of the Week ~ Clerked

Clerked (verb)

Soothed, funned, imposed on. The cull will not be clerked; i.e. the fellow will not be imposed on by fair words.

Who better to illustrate this slang than poor Mr. Knightley, whose expressions when dealing with Emma always seem to say, “I will not be clerked.”

“Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.”
Chapter 8: Mr. Knightley to Emma

mr knightly is unimpressed

jlm isnt falling for that

jlm harumph


jlm um uh no

jlm ah ha ha

jlm no no no

jlm are you kidding me

“Respect for right conduct is felt by every body.”
Chapter 18: Mr. Knightley to Emma.

knightly approves


Slang definition from 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.