Silly post this week. Well, silly and yet also distasteful. *shudders*
Some words sound nastier when said, but their definitions reveal them to be fairly benign. Some words, however, are a twofer and sound just as awful as their squicky meanings.
My trigger words: flaccid, juices, veiny, seepage, squirt, panties, spew, ointment, moist.
This week, I’ve compiled a list of historical vulgar terms that give me a case of the icks. It’s the words that make you go, “ew!”
Snaggs ~ Large teeth; also snails.
Flabby ~ Relaxed, flaccid, not firm or solid.
Dumplin ~ A short thick man or woman.
Pucker Water ~ Water impregnated with alum, or other astringents, used by old experienced traders to counterfeit virginity.
Rumpus ~ A riot, quarrel, or confusion.
Smear ~ A plasterer.
Maggotty ~ Whimsical, capricious.
Giblets ~ Ahem. To join giblets; said of a man and woman who cohabit as husband and wife, without being married; also to copulate.
Fart ~ He has let a brewer’s fart, grains and all; said of one who has betrayed his breeches.
Belch ~ All sorts of beer; that liquor being apt to cause eructation.
Cheeser ~ A strong smelling fart.
Twiddle Diddles ~ Testicles.
Shanker ~ (Sorry!) A venereal wart.
Chummage ~ Money paid by the richer sort of prisoners in the Fleet and King’s Bench, to the poorer, for their share of a room.
Hash ~ To flash the hash; to vomit.
Barnacle ~ A good job, or snack easily got: also shellfish growing at the bottoms of ships; a bird of the goose kind; an instrument like a pair of pincers, to fix on the noses of vicious horses whilst shoeing; a nick name for spectacles, and also for the gratuity given to grooms by the buyers and sellers of horses.
All slang terms taken from the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue.