Defining the Demonic

Although Jacques Collin de Plancy’s Dictionnaire infernal, a monumental compendium of all things diabolical, was first published in 1818 to much success, it is th…more

A Dictionary of Victorian Slang (1909)

A book detailing the slang of the Victorian era, including such delights as “afternoonified”, “bang up the elephant”, “shoot into the brown”, and “got the morbs”….more

English As She Is Spoke (1884)

Intended as a Portuguese-English conversational guide or phrase book, but is regarded as a classic source of unintentional humour, as the given English translations…more