I had a bit of fun creating my very own illustration of this week’s word.
Carry Witchet (noun)
A sort of conundrum, puzzlewit, or riddle.
I made a thing! I made a thing! Or rather, I made a carry witchet!
It’s not pretty at all, especially compared to the contemporaneous puzzles above, but it’s chock-full of Regency terms. I grabbed the single words from previous Word of the Week posts and made a crossword puzzle of vulgar proportions! Who says Mondays are boring?! Click the link at the bottom of the puzzle to print your own fill-in-the-blank copy.
I’ll post the answers on Facebook on Wednesday. Not that anyone will need them.
- Slang term taken from the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.
- To see some actual Regency era puzzles, head over to Her Reputation for Accomplishment and Two Nerdy History Girls.