Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Dated Dialect: The Forgotten Slang of Centuries Past

We've recently learned a few great bits of archaic slang which might have been familiar to the 19th century residents of 97 Orchard Street. Is that a Maltooler (pickpocket) smatter hauling (stealing handkerchiefs)? He'd better watch out for the crushers (police)!

Image Courtesy of the New York Public Library

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